The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Whinfield Translation)
Date: January 2016
Duration: 5 hours 9 minutes
However, Fitzgerald was neither the first nor the most scholarly of the translators of Omar Khayyam's rubáiyát. As well as translating the poems of Hafez and Rumi, Edward Henry Whinfield (1836-1922) also produced a much more extensive English Version of the rubáiyát. In 1883 he published a bilingual edition of 500 quatrains, in which the Persian original is presented side by side with the English translation.