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The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam (Penguin Classics)

Khayyam, Omar

ISBN 10: 0140443843 / 0-14-044384-3
ISBN 13: 9780140443844
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1981
Binding: Softcover
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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 world. One of the supreme achievements of medieval literature, the reckless romanticism and the pragmatic fatalism in the face of death means these verses continue to hold the imagination of modern readers.

Review:
An illustrated gift edition of the quatrains of Omar the tentmaker, which have more admirers today than ever before. Edward Fitzgerald's rendition stands as a monument to the translator's art.

Full-color photographs throughout.

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Text: English, Persian (translation)

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