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. This translation by Peter Avery and John Heath-Stubbs is beautifully and lavishly illustrated in colour with numerous examples of Persian miniature painting.
It also contains a valuable introduction and several appendices, including an essay on Persian painting.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, illustrations, bibliography
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 19/11/1981
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780140059540