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Omar Khayyam: Ruba'iyat

Omar Khayyam

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Title: Omar Khayyam: Ruba'iyat

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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OMAR KHAYYAM: RUBA’IYAT Translation & Introduction Paul Smith Reprint of 1909 Introduction by R.A. Nicholson Omar Khayyam (died 1132) was one of the early masters of the Persian poetic form of the ruba’i... so much so that many in collections of these profound, philosophic, mystical, sometimes controversial poems were often attributed to him, although many were by other great Persian poets such as ‘Attar, Sadi, Rumi and Hafiz. More famous in Iran as an astronomer and mathematician... the sometimes nihilistic and hedonistic and occasionally Sufi philosophy in his ruba’is meant that his poems were never really popular in his homeland, but after the interpretations of Edward FitzGerald the west fell in love with him. Introduction: The Life and Times of Omar Khayyam and his work as a Scientist & Philosopher and a history of the ruba’i and examples by its greatest exponents and a chapter on the various translations into English and other languages. Selected bibliography. The correct rhyme-structure is here, the beauty and meaning of these fatalistic, intoxicated, loving, sometimes mystical and often satirical 186 four-line poems. Large format 7” x 10” 280 pages. COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’. “It is not a joke... the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. I am astonished. If he comes to Iran I will kiss the fingertips that wrote such a masterpiece inspired by the Creator of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. “Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of many works into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by heart. “Smith has probably put together the greatest collection of literary facts and history concerning Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author). Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 150 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, Rahman Baba, Bulleh Shah, Ghalib, Iqbal and many others, as well as poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children’s books and screenplays. www.newhumanitybooksbookheaven.com

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Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 80 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, Rahman Baba, Bulleh Shah and many others, as well as poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.

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