ABN 21 071 079 859 Lic No TAG1747 – TAASA Review March 2012


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15th century Persian manuscript held in the Bodleian Library it was eventually noticed by a succession of poets, artists and orientalists that included Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Ruskin.

Later revisions of FitzGerald’s translation went on to become best-sellers in the English-speaking world, and were later translated into a number of other languages (Williamson: 2012, 171-72).

It is even argued that it was through FitzGerald that Iranians found their true Omar Khayyam. regardless of the hardship they experience in the world...