FitzGeralds Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Popularity and Neglect Adrian Poole

ISBN: 9781783080717

Published: December 15th 2013

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269 pages


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FitzGeralds Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Popularity and Neglect  by  Adrian Poole

FitzGeralds Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Popularity and Neglect by Adrian Poole
December 15th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 269 pages | ISBN: 9781783080717 | 5.35 Mb

This volume of essays is based on a conference held in July 2009 at Trinity College, Cambridge to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Edward FitzGerald (1809) and the 150th anniversary of the first publication of his Rubaiyat of Omar KhayyamMoreThis volume of essays is based on a conference held in July 2009 at Trinity College, Cambridge to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Edward FitzGerald (1809) and the 150th anniversary of the first publication of his Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859).

The Rubaiyat, loosely based on the verses attributed to the eleventh-century Persian writer, Omar Khayyam, has become one of the most widely known poems in the world, republished virtually every year from 1879 (the year of FitzGeralds fourth edition) to the present day, and translated into over eighty different languages. And yet, with a few exceptions, it has been systematically ignored or at best patronized by the academic establishment.

This volume sets out to explore the reasons for both the popularity and the neglect. Broadly speaking, the essays are divided into two main blocks. The first six chapters focus primarily on the poems literary qualities (including consideration of its place in the tradition of verse translation into English, the idea of nothingness, and syntax and sexuality), the last five on aspects of its reception (including essays on the late-Victorian Omar Khayyam Club, on American parodies, and on the many illustrated editions). They are linked by three essays that address key facilitators in the poems transmission (including the significant but neglected issue of cheap reprints).



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