The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Persia's Poet-Scientist. Rasoul Sorkhabi.
The World and I (2012) 1 (January)
December 4, 2011 marked the 880th anniversary of the death of one of the best known Oriental poets in the world: Omar Khayyam. Immortalized by its translation into English verse by Edward FitzGerald, “The Rubâiyât of Omar Khayyam,” has created a huge following in the West. Initially overlooked, the subsequent successes of FitzGerald's and other translations can be said to have introduced new aspects to our understanding of poetry.