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The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyám; Peter Avery; John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs
Publisher: London ; Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1981, ©1979.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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Revered in eleventh-century Persia as an astronomer, mathematician and philosopher, Omar Khayyam is now known first and foremost for his Ruba'iyat. The short epigrammatic stanza form allowed poets of his day to express personal feelings, beliefs and doubts with wit and clarity, and Khayyam became one of its most accomplished masters with his touching meditations on the transience of human life and of the natural  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Omar Khayyám; Peter Avery; John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs
ISBN: 0140443843 9780140443844
OCLC Number: 16539729
Notes: This translation originally published: London : Allen Lane, 1979.
Translated from the Persian.
Description: 116 pages : 1 map ; 18 cm.
Contents: Map of Iran and the Middle East --
Introduction --
Note on the translations --
Translations of the Ruba'iyat --
From a selection made by Sadiq Hedayat --
From a selection made by Muhammad 'Ali Furughi and Qasim Ghani --
Appendix 1: Omar Khayyyam, the Assassins and the three schoolfellows --
Appendix 2: Khayyam and some nineteenth-century 'Sufis' in Kabul.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Rubaiyat.
Responsibility: translated by Peter Avery and John Heath-Stubbs.

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Omar Khayyam was revered in eleventh-century Persia as an astronomer, mathematician and philosopher. Presented in short epigrammatic stanza form, this title contains his verses of reckless  Read more...

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