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Joseph

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  • The Rubaiyat

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Omar Khayyam
    • Narrated By David Ian Davies
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    The ethereal words of the great thinker Omar Khayyam will echo through time eternal. The poet's profound and magical thoughts will blend into your consciousness and you will be transported into a different realm. David Davies captures the essence of this unusual poem in a remarkable reading.

    Joseph Marcus says: "Michael MacLiammoir's rendition is far superior"
    "Michael MacLiammoir's rendition is far superior"
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    This review is written in response to the disappointment expressed by the preceding reviewers. I own multiple Audible.com recordings of "The Rubaiyat" (including this one). Perhaps the BEST, by British actor Michael MacLiammoir, is the second poem [157-22:50] of "The World's Greatest Poetry Volume 5." It also happens to be the complete, original (= canonical) Edward Fitzgerald "translation," whereas Davies reads here an alternate, non-standard version which I consider inferior.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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