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The Ruba'iyat Of Omar Khayyam



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Author: Khayyam, Omar
ISBN: 9780140443844
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 1982
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 8mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Revered in eleventh-century Persia as an astronomer, mathematician and philosopher, Omar Khayyam is now known first and foremost for his Ruba’iyat. The short epigrammatic stanza form allowed poets of his day to express personal feelings, beliefs and doubts with wit and clarity, and Khayyam became one of its most accomplished masters with his touching meditations on the transience of human life and of the natural world. One of the supreme achievements of medieval literature, the reckless romanticism and the pragmatic fatalism in the face of death means these verses continue to hold the imagination of modern readers.