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Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur

Omar Khayyám

In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson,scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This edition contains 878 quatrains, and represents the most extensive translation of Omar's rubai in any language. In the Introduction, Nathan Haskell Dole writes: Mr Thompson has put into English verse this whole body of Persian poetry. It is a marvel of close translation, accurate and satisfactory. He has succeeded in doing exactly what he set out to do - to add nothing and to take nothing away, but to put into the typical quatrain, as determined by Fitzgerald and others, exactly what Omar and his unknown imitators said. (Summary by Algy Pug) This project was proof listened by Algy Pug and Bev J. Stevens.

In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson,scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This edition contains 878 quatrains, and represents the most extensive translation of Omar's rubai in any language. In the Introduction, Nathan Haskell Dole writes: Mr Thompson has put into English verse this whole body of Persian poetry. It is a marvel of close translation, accurate and satisfactory. He has succeeded in doing exactly what he set out to do - to add nothing and to take nothing away, but to put into the typical quatrain, as determined by Fitzgerald and others, exactly what Omar and his unknown imitators said. (Summary by Algy Pug) This project was proof listened by Algy Pug and Bev J. Stevens.
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In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson,scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This edition contains 878 quatrains, and represents the most extensive translation of Omar's rubai in any language. In the Introduction, Nathan Haskell Dole writes: Mr Thompson has put into English verse this whole body of Persian poetry. It is a marvel of close translation, accurate and satisfactory. He has succeeded in doing exactly what he set out to do - to add nothing and to take nothing away, but to put into the typical quatrain, as determined by Fitzgerald and others, exactly what Omar and his unknown imitators said. (Summary by Algy Pug) This project was proof listened by Algy Pug and Bev J. Stevens.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:57