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The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, in the famous translation by Edward Fitzgerald, remains one of the most popular poems. It expressed the fascination of Victorian England with the Orient. Here, it forms the main work on the first half of this program, along with other shorter poems by other leading Persian and Indian figures, including Rumi, Sa'di, and Rabindranath Tagore. The second half of the program is devoted to works written by Western poets on the theme of the East with The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, an excerpt from Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh - one of the best sellers of the early 19th century. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rom | 1/19/2011

    " This anthology of poetry is marvellous! This is my first time reading this book but i take it that i will come back to it many times 'cause it's just one of those poetry books that you can just open to any page and be taken to Rumi's world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sammy | 10/26/2010

    " Fabulous translation and commentary by Coleman Barks. Very Nice Collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 9/10/2010

    " One of those books that you could not put down until the very end. I now understand what they mean by "divine poetry".

    And I am glad I got the translation by Barks. He's quite a character as well :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 7/9/2010

    " I love this book. This guy must have been way into women and sex way back then. I post some of my favorite poems from him on Facebook from time to time. "

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