Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne)

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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) (1 hr 14 min)


Introduction 8:33 Read by Algy Pug
Quatrains 1 - 90 22:38 Read by Algy Pug
Quatrains 91 - 180 22:38 Read by Algy Pug
Quatrains 181 - 261 20:31 Read by Algy Pug