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By William H. Martin,Sandra Mason

Edward FitzGerald’s translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam is among the most sensible identified poems within the English language. Its strains and verses became a part of the Western literary canon and his translation of this most famed of poems has been consistently in print in for nearly a century and a part. yet simply who was once Edward FitzGerald? was once he the eccentric recluse that almost all students may have us think? Is there extra to the guy than simply his well-known translation? within the guy in the back of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam William Martin and Sandra Martin transcend the traditional view. Drawing on their precise research of the greater than 2,000 surviving letters of FitzGerald, including proof from his scrapbooks, normal books and fabrics from his own library, they exhibit a extra convivial but complicated character than we've been resulted in suppose.

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