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A further post from Austin Torney

May 4, 2021

Austin Torney has upload a new post to the blog of the Omar Khayyam Club of America. The post is entitled Extended Rubaiyat, the new Deluxe Rubaiyat , and The Parallel Rubaiyat Book Editions, PDFs, and Videos, and it contains details of various versions of his recent Rubaiyat related publications and how they can be obtained. Brief extracts from his descriptions of each of the three publications are given below. The link to the full post is shown at the end of this note.

The Extended Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Via Its Equal Interspersed:

Interwoven into FitzOmar’s 115 original Rubaiyat quatrains are many additional, improved ‘Omar Khayyam’ quatrains from the Bodleian and Calcutta manuscripts, as well as many of my own Omaresque inspirations.

I’ve added many more improved Bodleian Manuscript quatrains to The Extended Rubaiyat; FitzGerald only used about 35% of these. The Extended Rubaiyat videos referenced previously have been updated as well.

The best book renditions are on, as usual, since they allow very large uploads. The colors and details are the best ever, thanks to the Topaz AI Adjust filter.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Deluxe:

This is my final regular Rubaiyat rendition and is meant to be the end-all. There are 115 original FitzOmar quatrains colorfully lettered and lavishly illustrated, with section titles. There are illustrated Rubaiyat-related themes in text at the end: The Find of the Rubaiyat Edition Known as the ‘Great Omar’, the book being included whole; The Secret Life of the Rubaiyat Poems; The Transmogrification From the Farsi Arabic story; The Extended Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Via Its Equal Interspersed text, and more.

The Parallel Rubaiyat—Echoes of Khayyam:

These are the quatrains paralleling ‘The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ that were merged into it to produce ‘The Extended Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Via Its Equal Interspersed. The colored lettering here is portrait-oriented full page and many of the Boldeian-derived text and images are also.

Austin Torney’s full post can be accessed via the following link:



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