Book Details...

Click to enlarge

Nearer the Heart's Desire: Poets of the Rubaiyat: A Dual Biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward FitzGerald

Author: D. Richardson, Robert
Richardson, Robert
Richardson, Robert D.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Format:Hardcover
List Price:$24.00
Our Price:$10.19 (58% OFF) USD
Stock:28

Overview:

Nearer the Heart's Desire: Poets of the Rubaiyat: A Dual Biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward FitzGerald :

Written in Persian in the eleventh century, Omar Khayyam's quatrains, known as rubai, were written individually for an audience at court, and explored the meanings of life, love, and friendship. They were almost completely unknown in the West until Edward FitzGerald--himself a relatively obscure critic--translated and organized some one hundred of them into a unified whole that he called The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, which he published anonymously in 1859. Ignored initially, it soon became a sensation--and FitzGerald with it, his work now translated into seventy languages--and one of the most-read works of literature of all time.

Deftly and eloquently recounting in turn the life stories of Khayyam and FitzGerald, linking them over the span of eight centuries, acclaimed biographer Robert Richardson has crafted the story of the legendary Rubaiyat itself, illuminating a literary classic and reinforcing its place in the canon of great world literature.


Category   Subject
Poetry   General
Literary Criticism   Poetry

ISBN 13:9781620406533
ISBN 10:1620406535
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:144
Size:8.59" l x 5.97" w x 0.80" h
Ages:
Grade Lvl:

Customers who bought this also bought...