The Lover’s Rubaiyat: “The Ruba’iyat of Omar Khayyam” translated by Peter Avery and John Heath-Stubbs is available in two Penguin editions

If you are looking for a more “literal” translation, to get exactly what Khayyum said and thought, then you are better to look to a word for word, unrhyming translation, that has taken care to keep the authentic quatrains only – not all the ones ascribed to him. The “Persian Heritage Series” has

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