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By Robert D. Richardson

Written in Persian within the 11th century, Omar Khayyam's quatrains, referred to as rubai, have been written separately for an viewers at courtroom, and explored the meanings of existence, love, and friendship. They have been virtually thoroughly unknown within the West until eventually Edward FitzGerald--himself a comparatively vague critic--translated and arranged a few 100 of them right into a unified complete that he referred to as The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, which he released anonymously in 1859. missed at first, it quickly turned a sensation--and FitzGerald with it, his paintings now translated into seventy languages--and one of many most-read works of literature of all time.

Deftly and eloquently recounting in flip the lifestyles tales of Khayyam and FitzGerald, linking them over the span of 8 centuries, acclaimed biographer Robert Richardson has crafted the tale of the mythical Rubaiyat itself, illuminating a literary vintage and reinforcing its position within the canon of significant global literature.

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