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Loloi, Parvin

The vogue of the English Rubáiyát and dedicatory poems in honour of Khayyám and FitzGerald. P. Loloi.
In: FitzGerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Popularity and neglect. Ed. by A. Poole et al. London, Anthem Press, 2011. pp. 213-231.

Since the publication of Swinburne’s ‘Laus Veneris’ in 1866, there have been thousands of poems whose existence would have been impossible without the example of FitzGerald’s Rubáiyát. For convenience of discussion (and, of course, only a small proportion of this material can be examined), these poetic materials are considered under three headings: parodies, imitations and dedicatory poems.