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The Resource Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam : the astronomer-poet of Persia, Edward FitzGerald ; edited with an introduction and notes by Daniel Karlin

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam : the astronomer-poet of Persia, Edward FitzGerald ; edited with an introduction and notes by Daniel Karlin

Label
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam : the astronomer-poet of Persia
Title
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam
Title remainder
the astronomer-poet of Persia
Statement of responsibility
Edward FitzGerald ; edited with an introduction and notes by Daniel Karlin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • per
  • eng
Summary
In 1859, Edward FitzGerald translated into English the short, epigrammatic poems of medieval Persian poet Omar Khayyam. If not a true translation--his Omar seems to have read Shakespeare and the King James Bible--the poem nevertheless conveyed some of the most beautiful and haunting images in English poetry, and some of the sharpest-edged. By the end of the century, it was one of the best-known poems in the English language, admired by Swinburne and Ruskin. Daniel Karlin's richly annotated edition focuses on the poem as a work of Victorian literary art, doing justice to the scope and complexity of FitzGerald's lyrical meditation on "human death and fate." Karlin provides a fascinating critical introduction which documents the poem's treatment of its Persian sources, along with its multiple affiliations with English and Classical literature and to the Bible. A selection of contemporary reviews offers an insight into the poem's early reception, including the first attack on its status as a translation. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Omar Khayyam
Dewey number
891.5511
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1809-1883
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • FitzGerald, Edward
  • Karlin, Daniel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Omar Khayyam
  • Persian poetry
Label
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam : the astronomer-poet of Persia, Edward FitzGerald ; edited with an introduction and notes by Daniel Karlin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Publication history -- Note on the text -- Note on the pronunciation and transcription of Persian words -- Select bibliography -- A chronology of Edward Fitzgerald -- Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam -- Tables of corresponding stanzas -- Variants -- Appendix I : critical responses to the Rubáiyát in FitzGerald's lifetime : four reviews and a polemical article -- Appendix II : Alfred Tennyson, "To E. FitzGerald."
Control code
ocn520714684
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lxix, 167 pages
Isbn
9780199580507
Lccn
2010514063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)520714684
Label
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam : the astronomer-poet of Persia, Edward FitzGerald ; edited with an introduction and notes by Daniel Karlin
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Publication history -- Note on the text -- Note on the pronunciation and transcription of Persian words -- Select bibliography -- A chronology of Edward Fitzgerald -- Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam -- Tables of corresponding stanzas -- Variants -- Appendix I : critical responses to the Rubáiyát in FitzGerald's lifetime : four reviews and a polemical article -- Appendix II : Alfred Tennyson, "To E. FitzGerald."
Control code
ocn520714684
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lxix, 167 pages
Isbn
9780199580507
Lccn
2010514063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)520714684

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