Emami, Hassan [et al.]
The Reflection of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Kheyam in "The Fruits of Earth" by Andre Gide. Hassan Emami, E. Mohammadi, M. Zarei.
Research in Contemporary World Literature / Pazhuhesh-e Zabanha-ye Khareji, (2012) 63.
This research, based on the fundamental theories of comparative literature, indicates that the treasure of Persain culture and literature has played a vital role in creating and inspiring several literary masterpieces of the world. Andre Gide –the eminent French writer–is one of those who under the influence of this rich heritage has created such a unique work as "The Fruits Of Earth". He has created this famous work under the influence of Persian literature. By mentioning a line of Hafiz and a verse of Quran at the beginning of his book, Gide has indicated his special attention to oriental works. To some extent, his "The Fruits of the Earth" is related to oriental literature, especially Persian. Although he has mentioned the name of Khayyam just one time, the influence of Khayyam on his work is more than other Persian writers. This research shows the different ways and the extent of Gide’s familiarity with Khayyam and offers a comparison of common concepts in "Rubaiyyat" and "The Fruits of Earth".