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The Resource Nearer the heart's desire : poets of the Rubaiyat : a dual biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward Fitzgerald, Robert D. Richardson

Nearer the heart's desire : poets of the Rubaiyat : a dual biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward Fitzgerald, Robert D. Richardson

Label
Nearer the heart's desire : poets of the Rubaiyat : a dual biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward Fitzgerald
Title
Nearer the heart's desire
Title remainder
poets of the Rubaiyat : a dual biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward Fitzgerald
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Richardson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Written in Persian in the 11th 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 organised some 100 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 70 languages - and one of the most-read works of literature of all time. Recounting in turn the life stories of Khayyam and FitzGerald, linking them over the span of eight centuries, 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1934-
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Richardson, Robert D.
Dewey number
  • 891.5'511
  • 891.5511
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Omar Khayyam
  • FitzGerald, Edward
  • Omar Khayyam
  • Authors, Persian
  • Authors, English
  • Biography
Label
Nearer the heart's desire : poets of the Rubaiyat : a dual biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward Fitzgerald, Robert D. Richardson
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781620406533
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781620406533
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Nearer the heart's desire : poets of the Rubaiyat : a dual biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward Fitzgerald, Robert D. Richardson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781620406533
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781620406533
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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