The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam

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Presents the free translation of the Persian poem by the 12th century astronomer and poet - Omar Khayyam. Its colourful imagery appealed to the Victorian age's fascination with the Orient, while its sensual warmth acted as a counterpoint to the growth of scientific determinism, industrialization and Darwinian doctrine of the survival of fittest.

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In the renowned translation by Edward FitzGerald, with an introduction by Professor Cedric Watts. Here is Edward FitzGerald's original translation of the Rubaiyat, the collection of poems attributed to the Persian astronomer and mathematician, Omar Khayyam. FitzGerald's distinctive version (1859), with its oriental imagery and sensual warmth, made an exotic appeal to the Victorian imagination. Its scepticism fitted a time of increasing religious doubt; its romantic melancholy resonated with the writings of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy; and its epicureanism heralded the Aesthetic Movement. It has inspired composers, rock groups, artists and film-makers. As rendered by FitzGerald, the Rubaiyat remains a seductively subversive poem.

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SKU GOR001227461
Title The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Author By (author) Omar Khayyam
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year Published 1996
Number of Pages 112
ISBN 10 1853261874
ISBN 13 9781853261879
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In the renowned translation by Edward FitzGerald, with an introduction by Professor Cedric Watts. Here is Edward FitzGerald's original translation of the Rubaiyat, the collection of poems attributed to the Persian astronomer and mathematician, Omar Khayyam. FitzGerald's distinctive version (1859), with its oriental imagery and sensual warmth, made an exotic appeal to the Victorian imagination. Its scepticism fitted a time of increasing religious doubt; its romantic melancholy resonated with the writings of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy; and its epicureanism heralded the Aesthetic Movement. It has inspired composers, rock groups, artists and film-makers. As rendered by FitzGerald, the Rubaiyat remains a seductively subversive poem.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001227461
Title The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Author By (author) Omar Khayyam
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year Published 1996
Number of Pages 112
ISBN 10 1853261874
ISBN 13 9781853261879
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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