The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia - Fitzgerald, Edward, and Khayyam, Omar
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In 1859, Edward FitzGerald translated into English the short, epigrammatic poems (or "rubaiyat") of medieval Persian poet Omar Khayyam. If not a true translation--his Omar seems to have read Shakespeare and the King James Bible--the poem nevertheless conveyed some of the most beautiful and haunting images in English poetry, and some of the sharpest-edged. By the end of the century, it was one of the best-known poems in the English language, admired by Swinburne and Ruskin. Daniel Karlin's richly annotated edition focuses on ...

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia 2015, Sagwan Press

ISBN-13: 9781296928186

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199580507

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