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Bloom, Harold (ed.)

Edward FitzGerald's The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. Broomall, Chelsea House, 2004. (Bloom's modern critical interpretations)
vii, 252 p. ISBN: 0791075834


This edition brings together the most important 20th-century criticism on Edward FitzGerald’s The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam through a number of previously published articles and chapters by well-known literary critics. The collection also features a short biography on Edward FitzGerald, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom.


Editor's note
Introduction / Harold Bloom
The fin de siècle cult of FitzGerald's "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam / John D. Yohannan
The Rubaʻiyat of Omar Khayyam / Iran B. Hassani Jewett
Fugitive articulation : an introduction to the Rubaʻiyat of Omar Khayyam / Daniel Schenker
The discovery of the Rubaʻiyat / Robert Bernard Martin
The apocalyptic vision of La vida es sueño : Calderʹon and Edward FitzGerald / Frederick A. de Armas
Young Eliot's rebellion / Vinnie-Marie d'Ambrosio
Larger hopes and the new hedonism : Tennyson and FitzGerald / Norman Page
Bernard Quaritch and "My Omar" : the struggle for FitzGerald's Rubaʻiyat / Arthur Freeman
Paradise enow / John Hollander
The tale of the inimitable Rubaiyat / Tracia Leacock-Seghatolislami
Forgetting FitzGerald's Rubaʻiyat / Erik Gray