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Yohannan, John D.

The Fin de Siècle cult of FitzGerald's "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam. John D. Yohannan.
In: Edward FitzGerald's The Rubáiyt of Omar Khayyám. Ed. by H. Bloom. Philadelphia, Chelsea House, 2004. p. 5-19.
(From Review of National Literatures 2, no. 1.)

Yohannan describes how the Rubaiyat was recognised as “a disintegrating spiritual force in England and America” and how in the Omar Khayyam clubs the veneration for the translator tended to surpass worship of the poet. (Abstract from: Abstracta Iranica)