Background – Why create a blog about the Rubaiyat?
For the moment, we have put the best arguments in our first post. So we are just repeating it here, with a different picture, so as to keep it in view. We’ll improve on it in due course.
Calling all lovers of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
This blog is for everyone who loves the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and finds that it is still both fascinating and inspirational, over 900 years after it was first created in eastern Persia, and 150 years after Edward FitzGerald created his famous version of the poem in English.
If you don’t have a clue what we are talking about, you may at this point want to check out our main website www.omarkhayyamrubaiyat.com which has lots of detail about the poem, its authors, and even a full text of FitzGerald’s first edition in English.
For those who already know the poem, we are aiming to use this blog to help everyone keep up to date with new happenings relating to the Rubaiyat – books, art works, exhibitions, lectures, research, and much more. The year 2009 was a seminal point for Rubaiyat lovers, with so many happenings that marked the two anniversaries in that year. But more has happened since. And it would be great if we could create on on-going Rubaiyat community to which everyone can communicate their knowledge and thoughts.
So if you have news or thoughts that you would like to share, please file comments on the blog, or contact us and we can do it for you. The more the merrier – at least at present! Let us have your suggestions. And sign up to receive blog notifications by e-mail so you know what is happening.