The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam

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Omar Khayyam (1048-1122) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who was not known as a poet in his lifetime. These verses lay in obscurity until 1859, when FitzGerald published a free adapation of this Persian poetry. As a result, The Rubaiyat became one of the best-known and most often quoted English classics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781145862227
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/26/2010
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
The Ruba'iyat and Its Author 1
Selections from the Ruba'iyat 39
1 Of Spring and Flowers 47
2 Of Love and Wine 55
3 Fiery Sparks 79
4 Cynical and Satirical Utterances 99
5 Mystery of Creation 111
6 Transitoriness of Life 133
7 Aphorisms and Apothegms 167
8 Discontent 185
9 Mystic Passages 205
10 Contemplation and Supplication 225
Annotations 235
Bibliography 259
Index of English Quatrains 265
General Index 273
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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Poetry for the Soul

    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is among the few masterpieces that has been translated into most languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, and Urdu.<BR/><BR/>The most famous translation of the Rubaiyat from Farsi into English was undertaken in 1859 by Edward J. Fitzgerald. It appears that in many of his translations, he has combined a few of the Rubaiyat to compose one, and sometimes it is difficult to trace and correspond the original to the translated version. However, he has tried his utmost to adhere to the spirit of the original poetry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2007

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    I cannot fathom how this ancient classic hasn't been rated before now. The simplistic way that the 'AABA' poetry pattern was used to tell a story is an easy yet ingenius way to appeal to children and adults alike. Paradise Lost may be too difficult for some to understand, but this (also a story told in poem form) is relatively 'reader friendly' using poems, it tells tales and it is most interesting. I have the 1947 edition of this and every once in a while I pick it up. Even for a child who can't read, the lifelike pictures are enough to inspire interest. Omar, son of Abraham, certainly had something when he wrote this book and Edward Fitzgerald did as well when he brought it to English readers. Parents should now bring this book to their children if only to enlighten them and to keep its contents alive.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Interesting Philosophy

    I found it easier to understand one verse at a time and then put things together as I read for the "el grande mosaic".

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    The Rubaiyat is for Recovery People to see their fate..

    The Rubaiyat in itself is a beautiful story. The way that Fitzgerald illustrates this interpretation, can be of the utmost importance to a person in recovery. An alocholic sees the love affair with the booze, and can vivdly see how the moving hand having writ cannot erase a line.......means wasted life. Excellent Excellent, I use illustrations in recovery groups and sessions. Cant get any better than that....they work....

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