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Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur

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Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur is a timeless collection of poetic verses that beautifully capture the essence of life, love, and mortality. Omar Khayyám's words are both profound and thought-provoking, urging readers to ponder the fleeting nature of existence and the importance of living in the present moment.

The poetry in this book is rich with imagery and philosophy, inviting readers to contemplate the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of human emotion. Khayyám's quatrains are both poignant and insightful, offering a unique perspective on life's journey and the universal truths that connect us all.

Overall, Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur is a masterpiece of Persian literature that continues to inspire readers centuries after it was first written. Khayyám's verses are as relevant today as they were in his time, serving as a poignant reminder of the beauty and fragility of the human experience. This book is a must-read for anyone who appreciates the power of poetry to illuminate the human condition.

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In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson,scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This edition contains 878 quatrains, and represents the most extensive translation of Omar's rubai in any language.

In the Introduction, Nathan Haskell Dole writes: Mr Thompson has put into English verse this whole body of Persian poetry. It is a marvel of close translation, accurate and satisfactory. He has succeeded in doing exactly what he set out to do - to add nothing and to take nothing away, but to put into the typical quatrain, as determined by Fitzgerald and others, exactly what Omar and his unknown imitators said.

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