Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne) cover

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne)

Omar Khayyám (1048-1131)

1. 0 - Introduction
2. 1 - Quatrains 1 - 90
3. 2 - Quatrains 91 - 180
4. 3 - Quatrains 181 - 261

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Richard le Gallienne was an English poet and critic, who, although unfamiliar with the Persian language, had a profound interest in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. In 1897 he published a collection of 211 quatrains, which was based on earlier English translations, in particular the prose version by Justin Huntly McCarthy. A expanded edition, containing fifty additional quatrains was published in 1901, and this has been used for the present recording.