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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by  Edward (Translator) Fitzgerald - Hardcover - from Chapter 1 Books (SKU: 67qt)

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Fitzgerald, Edward (Translator)

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Collins. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. undated. boards are rubbed, a bit sunned and marked. beautiful gold gilt on top paper trims. foxing. several color plates. fairly good copy .[SK]. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

Synopsis

he Moving Finger writes; and, having writ Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.' In the 'rubaiyat' (short epigrammatic poems) of the medieval Persian poet, mathematician, and philosopher Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald saw an unflinching challenge to the illusions and consolations of mankind in every age. His version of Omar is neither a translation nor an independent poem; sceptical of divine providence and insistent on the pleasure of the passing moment, its 'Orientalism' offers FitzGerald a powerful and distinctive voice, in whose accents a whole Victorian generation comes to life. Although the poem's vision is bleak, it is conveyed in some of the most beautiful and haunting images in English poetry - and some of the sharpest- edged. The poem sold no copies at all on its first appearance in 1859, yet when it was 'discovered' two years later its first admirers included Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Swinburne, and Ruskin. Daniel Karlin's richly annotated edition does justice to the scope and complexity of FitzGerald's lyrical meditation on 'human death and fate'. 

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67qt
Title
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Author
Fitzgerald, Edward (Translator)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Collins

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