Edward FitzGerald s Rub iy t of Omar Khayy m

Author: William Henry Martin
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857287702
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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.

FitzGerald s Rub iy t of Omar Khayy m

Author: Adrian Poole
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783081015
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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.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775413675
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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."

Edward FitzGerald Rub iy t of Omar Khayy m

Author: Omar Khayyam
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813916897
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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.

The Rub iy t of Omar Khayy m

Author: Omar Khayyam
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048626467X
Format: PDF
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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.

The Rub iy t of Omar Khayy m

Author: Edward FitzGerald
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486158810
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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.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Edward FitzGerald
Publisher: Austin Patrick Torney
ISBN: 143821961X
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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.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312695279
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Contains the English edition of the eleventh-century Persian poet's quatrains that express his philosophy of love and life

Edward Fitzgerald s Rub iy t of Omar Khayy m

Author: Omar Khayyam
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781377167879
Format: PDF, Kindle
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