The rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald: Omar Khayyam is one of the precious gifts of Muslim world of the past. He was not only a scientist but also the loveliest poet of his age. He wrote his poetry in Persia as was his native language and is translated into English and many other languages of the world.
The complete name of Omer Khayyam was Ghiyāth al-Dīn Abū al-Fatḥ ʿUmar ibn Ibrāhīm al-Nīsābūrī al-Khayyāmī. He basically belonged to Nishapur which was the city of Kharasan, a famous province which is now part of Iran. He was all rounder. He was a mathematician, astronomer and poet. In all these fields, he worked wonders and won everlasting fame for himself as well as his nation and country.
Omer Khayyam was invited by the Sultan of Turkey, Malik Shah and there Omer Khayyam built an observatory to observe the movements of the planets and stars. He wrote his observations in the form of books which were unfortunately burnt down by the Batni sect of that time. His work in mathematics is superb and far surpassing.
Omer Khayyam is known to the European world more for his poetry than his achievements in the field of science. The poetry of Omer Khayyam is in the form of rubaiyat. The rubaiyat means the poem with four verses in each stanza. The rbaiyata are also called quatrains. It means in the fourth part or portion. Omer Khayyam’s poems (such as al-Isfahani, Shahrazuri Nuzhat al-Arwah, ca. 1201–1211), (Tārikh al-hukamā, 1255), and Hamdallah Mustawfi (Tarikh-i guzida, 1339) have a special flavor of love, the passions of being addicted in mad romance and the deep thoughts about the futility of the world and meaningless life in the world.
Omer Kiam poetry (poet khayyam, the rubaiyat, the rubaiyat of omar khayyam, omar khayyam poetry) has been translated in English by Edward Fitzgerald, a renowned writer in the English language. The rubaiyat of Omer Khayyam are full of passion and the sweet coloring of delicate feelings that the human beings cherish so much. These rubaiyyat have the honor to introduce the Persian language and the precious treasure of superb literature to the European countries.
The book of rubaiyat of Omer Khayyam consists of the rubaiyyat which are the asset of the poetry in Persian language. Often, when a poems or poetry of any language is translated into other language, it loses the real spirit and original thinking. But the translation of Omer Khayyam poems by Edward Fitzgerald has the quality that is has not lost any passion or real sense of one language to other language.
When the readers would pot to read it, they would come to the surprising and amazing conclusion that it has retained its originality of the native language. The proper use of the words, illusions, similes and other parts of figure has been beautifully converted into English language. The credit of making the rubaiyyat of Omer Khayyam memorable goes to Edward.
Just read and enjoy the pure poetry which will offer a corner of self-solitude and of your own where no one is allowed to enter.
About the Author: Edward FitzGerald is the poet of English language. He has vast knowledge poetry in the other languages. The best ever work by Edward FitzGerald is the translation of the Rubayat by Omer Khayyam. He has given them new life and introduced Khayyam to the English-speaking people and the European people. His work on poetry is also very high quality and standard.
- ASIN : B004UJJEX6
- Publication date : March 30, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 125 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 56 pages
- Lending : Enabled
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