Rubáiyát

English, French, German, Italian, and Dutch translations comparatively arranged in accordance with the text of Edward Fitzgerald's version, with further selections, notes, biographies, bibliographies, and other material

Author: Omar Khayyām,Edward FitzGerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Poetry

Edward FitzGerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

A Famous Poem and Its Influence

Author: William Henry Martin,Sandra Mason

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857287702

Category: Poetry

Page: 170

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The book presents the text of Edward FitzGerald’s three main versions of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in an easily accessible form, together with a non-technical commentary on the origins, role and influence of the poem. The reader is given a chance to evaluate each of FitzGerald’s alternative texts as a whole and to examine how the poet presented his texts to the public and annotated the verses. The commentary discusses the lives and work of Khayyam and FitzGerald, and recounts the fascinating story the publication of the Rubaiyat and its rise to great fame and popularity, including a look at the wide-ranging spin-offs the poem has generated in art, music and other fields. The editors use the latest research to analyze the poem’s worldwide influence during the 150 years since its first appearance and the continuing relevance of the poem in the world of the 21st century.
Poetry

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam,Edward FitzGerald

Publisher: Branden Books

ISBN: 9780828314527

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

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Philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, Khayyam as a poet possesses a singular originality. His poetry is richly charged with evocative power and offers a view of life characteristic of his stormy times, with striking relevance to the present day. This translation by Peter Avery and John Heath-Stubbs is beautifully and lavishly illustrated in colour with numerous examples of Persian miniature painting. It also contains a valuable introduction and several appendices, including an essay on Persian painting.
Fiction

Rubaiyat

Author: Omar Khayyam

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732681661

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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Reproduction of the original: Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
Literary Criticism

FitzGeralds Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Popularity and Neglect

Author: Adrian Poole,Christine van Ruymbeke,William H. Martin,Sandra Mason

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783081015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Edward FitzGerald's ‘Rubáiyát’, loosely based on verses attributed to the eleventh-century Persian writer, Omar Khayyám, has become one of the most widely known poems in the world, republished virtually every year from 1879 to the present day, and translated into over eighty different languages. And yet it has been largely ignored or at best patronized by the academic establishment. This volume sets out to explore the reasons for both the popularity and the neglect.
Fiction

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam,Edward FitzGerald

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261879

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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This edition presents the classic free translation by Edward Fitzgerald of the great Persian poem by the 12th century astronomer and poet - Omar Khayy?m. Fitzgerald's masterful translation was first published as an anonymous pamphlet in 1859. Its colourful, exotic and remote imagery greatly appealed to the Victorian age's fascination with the Orient, while its luxurious sensual warmth acted as a striking counterpoint to the growth of scientific determinism, industrialisation and the soulless Darwinian doctrine of the survival of the fittest. Greatly praised by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Swinburne, Ruskin and William Morris, the romantic melancholy of the poem anticipates the poetry of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy, while its epicurean motifs link it to the Aesthetic Movement
Poetry

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775413675

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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Edward FitzGerald gave the title The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to his translation of poetry attributed to the Persian poet, astronomer and mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1123). The word "Rubaiyat" means quatrains - verses of four lines. These works by Fitzgerald are the best known English translations. This edition contains both the first and fifth editions of the Rubaiyat. This influential translation is seen by many as a zenith of English literature in the nineteenth century. Fitzgerald states that his translation "will interest you from its form, and also in many respects in its detail: very unliteral as it is. Many quatrains are mashed together: and something lost, I doubt, of Omar's simplicity, which is so much a virtue in him." And, "I suppose very few People have ever taken such Pains in Translation as I have: though certainly not to be literal. But at all Cost, a Thing must live: with a transfusion of one's own worse Life if one can't retain the Original's better. Better a live Sparrow than a stuffed Eagle."
Poetry

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8172242271

Category: Poetry

Page: 180

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Omar Khayyam was born at Naishapur in Khorassan in the latter half of our Eleventh, and died within the First Quarter of our Twelfth Century. The Slender Story of his Life is curiously twined about that of two other very considerable Figures in their Time and Country: one of whom tells the Story of all Three. This was Nizam ul Mulk, Vizier to Alp Arslan the Son, and Malik Shah the Grandson, of Toghrul Beg the Tartar, who had wrested Persia from the feeble Successor of Mahmud the Great, and founded that Seljukian Dynasty which finally roused Europe into the Crusades.
Poetry

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam,Edward FitzGerald,Edmund J. Sullivan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312695279

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

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Contains the English edition of the eleventh-century Persian poet's quatrains that express his philosophy of love and life
Poetry

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Author: Omar Khayyam,Edward FitzGerald

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048626467X

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

View: 9881

One of the best-known, most often quoted English classics. Edward FitzGeraldrsquo;s free translation of skeptical, hedonistic verse attributed to Omar Khayyaacute;m (1048ndash;1122), Persian mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. Fifth edition incorporates FitzGeraldrsquo;s handwritten changes in the fourth edition, and is traditionally printed with the first edition. Notes explaining Persian names and unfamiliar terms.
Art

The Art of Omar Khayyam

Illustrating FitzGerald's Rubaiyat

Author: William Mason,Sandra Martin

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845112820

Category: Art

Page: 184

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This book describes a phenomenon unique in publishing history -- a book of poetry, published anonymously nearly 150 years ago -- purporting to be the translation of an 11th century Persian work -- which has remained almost continuously in print and stimulated at least 130 illustrators attempting to illuminate the verses it contains. The poetry in question is Edward FitzGerald's version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Khayyam was a mathematician, astronomer and philosopher in 11th century Persia. Edward FitzGerald was first introduced to Khayyam's verses in the original Persian in 1859. Since then, there have been many hundreds of separate editions and reissues of the Rubaiyat, including many further translations of FitzGerald's work into other languages. Today, FitzGerald's Rubaiyat is one of the most universally known of all poems. It is also probably the most widely illustrated of all literary works. William Martin and Sandra Mason have produced the first serious attempt to examine the illustrated editions in detail. The authors tell the extraordinary story of the popularity of FitzGerald's Rubaiyat, and looks at how different illustrators have approached the task of interpreting the individual themes and topics of the fascinating poem. Although the book focuses on one literary work, it provides a history of the changes in book illustration, mostly in Britain and America, over the past century and a half. With some 300 color illustrations and covering the work of over 100 artists, it also provides detailed documentation on the illustrators and a bibliography of the illustrated version of FitzGerald's Rubaiyat. This will prove a unique reference tool for collectors and bibliographers.
Literary Criticism

Edward FitzGerald, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

A Critical Edition

Author: Omar Khayyam,Edward FitzGerald,Christopher Decker

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813916897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Edward FitzGerald’s translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, perhaps the most frequently read Victorian poem and certainly one of the most popular poems in the English language, poses formidable challenges to an editor. FitzGerald compulsively revised his work, alternately swayed by friends’ advice, importuned by his publisher’s commercial interests, and encouraged by public acclaim. In consequence, the editor is faced with four published editions as well as manuscript and proof versions of the poem. Christopher Decker’s critical edition of the Rubáiyát is the first to publish all extant states of the poem and to unearth a full record of its complicated textual evolution. Decker supplies a rich interpretive context for the Rubáiyát that reveals how its composition was so often a collaborative enterprise. His view of poetic creativity comprehends recent theories of the sociology of texts and challenges the common assumption that the desired product of a critical edition is a single unified text of a literary work. He illuminates the complex process of revision by providing a textual appendix in which a comparative printing lays down each stratum of FitzGerald’s composition. Biographical and textual introductions, making imaginative use of FitzGerald’s correspondence, trace the history of the poem and pay special attention to FitzGerald’s motives for revising, for creating a variously beautiful work in verse. This definitive edition of the Rubáiyát will be of special interest to scholars and students of Victorian poetry, publishing history, verse translation, literary imitation, and revision. And readers for whom the poem is an old acquaintance will here find fresh ways to appreciate its strengths and finesse.
Fiction

Samarkand

Author: Amin Maalouf

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 0748131248

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Accused of mocking the inviolate codes of Islam, the Persian poet and sage Omar Khayyam fortuitously finds sympathy with the very man who is to judge his alleged crimes. Recognising genius, the judge decides to spare him and gives him instead a small, blank book, encouraging him to confine his thoughts to it alone. Thus beginds the seamless blend of fact and fiction that is Samarkand. Vividly re-creating the history of the manuscript of the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam, Amin Maalouf spans continents and centuries with breathtaking vision: the dusky exoticism of 11th-century Persia, with its poetesses and assassins; the same country's struggles nine hundred years later, seen through the eyes of an American academic obsessed with finding the original manuscript ; and the fated maiden voyage of the Titanic, whose tragedy led to the Rubaiyaat's final resting place - all are brought to life with keen assurance by this gifted and award-winning writer.
Poetry

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Author: Omar Khayyām,Ernest E. Laws,Edward FitzGerald

Publisher: Element Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 7

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The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

An Irreverent Reinterpretation of the Edward Fitzgerald Version

Author: David Ramsey,Edward FitzGerald,Omar Khayyám

Publisher: Borgo Press

ISBN: 9781479400812

Category:

Page: 202

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David Ramsey's reinterpretation of the Edward FitzGerald English-language version of the classic Omar Khayyam poem, The Rubaiyat, began with his displeasure of the oft-quoted verse: "Here with a loaf of Bread Beneath..." The author says: "I thought this sounded more Victorian than Persian. I think Omar meant something more like this: 'With a book of verse beneath the bough...' For my own amusement I then proceeded to deflower other of Fitzgerald's translations of Khayyam's poetry. The challenge was to make suitable alternatives to those famous verses that have made The Rubaiyat one of the best-known works of poetry in the English language. One might say that I plagiarized the author, or his principal translator, or both--but I consider this more as an unholy collaboration between the three of us over the centuries. I hope my two unwitting collaborators would not be displeased with my reinterpretation of their efforts." Ramsey's irreverent verses are amusing, full of philosophical wit, and very relevant indeed to today's free-swinging culture. Great reading! Great fun!

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

English, French, German, Italian, and Danish Translations Comparatively Arranged in Accordance with the Text of Edward FitzGerald's Version with Further Selections, Notes, Biographies, Bibliographies, and Other Material

Author: Omar Khayyam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Translated by Edward Fitzgerald and Illustrated by Austin P. Torney

Author: Edward FitzGerald

Publisher: Austin Patrick Torney

ISBN: 143821961X

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Page: 212

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8x10 edition. All 114 quatrains are presented via a merge of the first four editions of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward FitzGerald, and illustrated and arranged by Austin P. Torney.The 80+ illustrations, all in color, are a mixture of ancient and modern styles, ranging from Austin's own nature compositions to his enhancement of engravings and drawings obtained from very old books. New sections added on a transmogrification story, a poetic tribute to Omar Khayyam, the Titanic's 'Great Omar' story, colorizations of Edmund Sullivan's b/w illustrations, a new calendar, and more.Austin has also written and published his own invention of about 650 quatrains in 'Austin's Rubaiyat'.This publication celebrates the nearly two hundred years since Edward FitzGerald was born.
Poetry

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

First and Fifth Editions

Author: Edward FitzGerald

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158810

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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One of the best-known, most often-quoted English classics. Edward FitzGerald's free translation of skeptical, hedonistic verse attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1122), Persian mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. Explanation of Persian names and unfamiliar terms.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 144

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