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Rubaʼiyát of Omar Khayyám

Author: Omar Khayyam.; Dick Davis; Edward FitzGerald
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Omar Khayyam was a Persian poet and general genius who lived from 1048-1131. He wrote on Euclid, on the philosophy of mathematics and various aspects of geometry. He is also said to have helped correct errors in the Persian calendar. He wrote approximately a thousand quatrains of verse, which were famously translated much later in the 19th century by the British poet Edward FitzGerald.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Translations
Named Person: Omar Khayyam.; Omar Khayyam; Edward FitzGerald; Omar Khayyam; Omar Khayyám; Edward FitzGerald; Omar Khayyam.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Omar Khayyam.; Dick Davis; Edward FitzGerald
ISBN: 0140586067 9780140586060
OCLC Number: 18948153
Language Note: Translated from Persian.
Description: 100 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Rubʹaiyʹat of Omar Khayyʹam, the astronomer-poet of Persia : translated into English verse [First edition] --
Appendix 1. Text of the fifth edition --
Appendix 2. Quatrains from the second edition : (not included in either the first or fifth editions) --
Appendix 3. Variants absent from the first and fifth editions.
Responsibility: translated by Edward FitzGerald ; edited with an introduction by Dick Davis.

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Omar Khayyam was a Persian poet and general genius who lived from 1048-1131. He wrote on Euclid, on the philosophy of mathematics and various aspects of geometry. He is also said to have helped correct errors in the Persian calendar. He wrote approximately a thousand quatrains of verse, which were famously translated much later in the 19th century by the British poet Edward FitzGerald.

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