Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne)

Omar KHAYYÁM (1048 - 1131) and Richard LE GALLIENNE (1866 - 1947)

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. (Summary by Algy Pug)

Genre(s): Poetry, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Algy Pug
00:08:33
Play 01 Quatrains 1 - 90 Algy Pug
00:22:38
Play 02 Quatrains 91 - 180 Algy Pug
00:22:38
Play 03 Quatrains 181 - 261 Algy Pug
00:20:31