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Philosopher, mathematician, poet and astronomer, Omar Khayyam is known and loved throughout the world for his celebrated Ruba'iyat. Writing in the 11th century, Khayyam was one of the most accomplished masters of the new and increasingly popular ruba'i, or two-line stanza, that had been adopted by poets to help them shake off the artifice of conventional court poetry and express their personal feelings with wit and clarity. Khayyam ranges in his stanzas through the most fundamental aspects of human experience and, since the first Victorian translation, his verses have been amongst the most popular in the English language. This new translation recaptures the sceptical and unorthodox spirit of the Persian text by giving as literal an English version of the original verse as possible.
About The Author
Omar Khayyam is famous as a poet, astronomer and mathematician - he was one of the greatest mathematicians of the Middle Ages. He was born near Nishapur in north-east Persia and is thought to have died in approximately 1122.
ISBN: 9780140443844 ISBN-10: 0140443843 Series: Penguin Classics Audience:
For Ages: 14+ years old For Grades: 9+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 128 Published: 1st March 1982 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1