Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Author:Edward Fitzgerald, Illustrated by Eugene Karlin "In the Rubaiyat we have one of those rare conjunctions in literature where medieval and modern, Oriental and Occidental, meet in a near miracle of expression. It is difficult to decide who deserved comment first: the original Persian poet, Omar Khayyam, or his English transcriber, Edward FitzGerald, without whose splendid work the Persian whoul... more »d probably never have come to fame in the West."
About the Artist:
"The gracefully sensuous illustrations in this book -- free sweeping pen-and-ink drawings that complement the famous verse -- are the work of the noted American artist Eugene Karlin."« less