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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne)

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne) by Omar Khayyám
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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is a collection of thought-provoking poems that offer a glimpse into the philosophical musings of the renowned Persian poet Omar Khayyám. The translation by Richard Le Gallienne captures the essence of Khayyám's timeless verses, which explore themes such as the fleeting nature of life, the pursuit of pleasure, and the search for meaning in a seemingly chaotic world.

Khayyám's deep reflections on mortality, love, and the impermanence of human existence resonate with readers of all backgrounds, inviting them to contemplate the mysteries of life and the universe. Le Gallienne's translation is lyrical and evocative, maintaining the spirit of the original Persian verses while making them accessible to English-speaking audiences.

Overall, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is a captivating read that offers profound insights into the human experience. Khayyám's wisdom and poetic craftsmanship shine through in Le Gallienne's elegant translation, making this collection a timeless classic that continues to inspire readers centuries after its initial publication.

Book Description:
Richard le Gallienne was an English poet and critic, who, although unfamiliar with the Persian language, had a profound interest in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. In 1897 he published a collection of 211 quatrains, which was based on earlier English translations, in particular the prose version by Justin Huntly McCarthy. A expanded edition, containing fifty additional quatrains was published in 1901, and this has been used for the present recording.

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