The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam (Paperback)

By Omar Khayyam, Peter Avery (Translator), John Heath-Stubbs (Translator)

Penguin Books, 9780140443844, 128pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 1981



Philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, Khayyam as a poet possesses a singular originality. His poetry is richly charged with evocative power and offers a view of life characteristic of his stormy times, with striking relevance to the present day.

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About the Author

Omar Khayyam is famous as a poet and astronomer and one of the greatest mathematicians of the Middle Ages. He was born near Nishapur in north-east Persia and is thought to have died in approximately 1122.