Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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Edward FitzGerald's much-loved, often-quoted, best-selling 1859 translation of the Rubaiyat (650 editions in 150 years), with Attar's charming narrative poem, Bird Parliament. Extensive new introduction with notes and more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 18mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075382678X
  • 9780753826782
  • 322,551

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an attractive new edition with a lengthy essay by Tony Briggs, who characterises the poem, memorably, as "the story of the apocalypse told to us by a kind uncle" DAILY MAIL a lovely new edition... Professor Briggs does us all a favour by putting before our red and weary eyes FitzGerald and this legacy from an older Iran. -- Libby Purves TIMESshow more

About Omar Khayyam

Anthony Briggs, Professor of Russian at Birmingham University, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University, is a well-known writer and broadcaster on Russian cultural affairs and European poetry. His recent translation of War and Peace was critically acclaimed. Among his many publications are six editions in the Everyman's Poetry more

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