The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyám audiobook

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By Omar Khayyám
Translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Read by Denis Daly

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Translated by Edward FitzGerald Narrated by Denis Daly Omar Khayyam (1048 - 1131) was a true polymath.  A distinguished mathematician,  astronomer and philosopher,  he is best known today for his Rubaiyat, a collection of rubai, or rhyming quatrains,  of which he is estimated to have composed at least 500.  Together with the work of Hafiz and Rumi, Khayyam's poetry represents the high point of classical Persian literature. Edward Fitzgerald was neither the first nor the most scholarly of the translators of the quatrains of Omar Khayyam, but due to his remarkable abilities as a poet, his versions have been accepted as classic literature in their own right. During his lifetime Fitzgerald published four editions of his translation - in 1859, 1868, 1872 and 1879 - and a fifth edition was released posthumously in 1889. In this recording are presented readings of all five editions as well as biographical material about Fitzgerald and Omar Khayyam and a laudatory poem by Andrew Lang,  which were published as part of the Fourth Edition. Production copyright 2020 Voices of Today

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Translated by Edward FitzGerald Narrated by Denis Daly Omar Khayyam (1048 - 1131) was a true polymath.  A distinguished mathematician,  astronomer and philosopher,  he is best known today for his Rubaiyat, a collection of rubai, or rhyming quatrains,  of which he is estimated to have composed at least 500.  Together with the work of Hafiz and Rumi, Khayyam's poetry represents the high point of classical Persian literature. Edward Fitzgerald was neither the first nor the most scholarly of the translators of the quatrains of Omar Khayyam, but due to his remarkable abilities as a poet, his versions have been accepted as classic literature in their own right. During his lifetime Fitzgerald published four editions of his translation - in 1859, 1868, 1872 and 1879 - and a fifth edition was released posthumously in 1889. In this recording are presented readings of all five editions as well as biographical material about Fitzgerald and Omar Khayyam and a laudatory poem by Andrew Lang,  which were published as part of the Fourth Edition. Production copyright 2020 Voices of Today

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Author Bio: Omar Khayyám

Author Bio: Omar Khayyám

Omar Khayyam (1048–1123) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet, renowned in his own country and time for his scientific achievements but largely known to the English-speaking world as the author of Edward Fitzgerald’s collection of translated quatrains, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. In addition to poetry, Khayyam also made major contributions to the fields of algebra and geometry. In The History of Western Philosophy Betrand Russell remarks that he was the only man known to him who was both a poet and a mathematician.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 3.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English