[COMPLETE] A Second Rubaiyat Miscellany-ans

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Post by Algy Pug » November 14th, 2017, 6:29 pm

A Second Rubaiyat Miscellany.

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here: https://librivox.org/a-second-rubaiyat-miscellany-by-various/



The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam has attracted the attention not only of translators but also of many commentators.

This collection contains assorted articles and translations which were published between 1840 and 1907.

In 1840 Louisa Stuart Costello published in Fraser’s Magazine an article on classic Persian poetry, which included a section on Omar Khayyam with translations of some verses.

Interest in the poetry of Omar Khayyam received its first major boost in the English speaking world when Edward Fitzgerald published a translation of 75 quatrains in 1859. Fitzgerald’s mentor was Professor Edward Byles Cowell, who, in the previous year, had published an essay entitled “Omar Khayyam, the astronomer-poet of Persia” which included translations of thirty quatrains.
In 1885 Whitley Stokes, a renowned Irish orientalist and linguist, published an English translation of eighteen quatrains in the journal 'Academy', nr. 663.

In the National Review, December, 1890 Charles J. Pickering published a lengthy essay entitled “Umar of Nishapur”, in which he compared several notable translations including those in English by Fitzgerald and Edward Whinfield and that in German by Von Hammer.

In 1896 Nathan Haskell Dole, acting as editor, published the following tome in two volumes: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam English, French, German, Italian, and Danish translations comparatively arranged in accordance with the text of Edward Fitzgerald’s version with further selections, notes, biographies, bibliographies and other material. Included in the “further selections” are translations of assorted quatrains by Henry George Keene and Frank Siller.

In 1901 Dole and Belle Walker published two volumes of “Flowers from Persian Poets.” The first volume contains a short article about Omar Khayyam and translations of twenty two quatrains by an unknown translator.

Omar Khayyám: some verses and an introduction by W.E.B. Whittaker & R. Löwenberg, which was published in 1907, contains a short commentary and renderings of fifty-three quatrains by the authors.

This recording is a sequel to A Rubaiyat Miscellany, published by Librivox on 28th November, 2013:
https://archive.org/details/rubaiyat_miscellany_1311_librivox
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  • Text source (only read from this text!):
    https://tinyurl.com/ycw943d6;
    https://www.omarkhayyamnederland.com/e-library/english/eb-cowell---1858.html;
    http://www.omarkhayyamnederland.com/translators/english/w-stokes/index.html;
    http://www.archive.org/details/umarofnshp00pickuoft;
    http://www.archive.org/details/rubaiyatofomarkh02omar;
    https://archive.org/details/flowersfrompers00walkgoog;
    https://www.omarkhayyamnederland.com/e-library/english/web-whittaker--r-loewenberg---1907.html
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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

    • Project Code: mKGj7LD0
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Whitley Stokes) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitley_Stokes
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Nathan Haskell Dole) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Haskell_Dole
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Louisa Stuart Costello) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_Stuart_Costello
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Edward Byles Cowell) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Byles_Cowell
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Charles Pickering) : n/a
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Henry George Keene) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_George_Keene
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Frank Siller) : n/a
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (W.E.B. whittaker) : n/a
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (R Löwenberg ) : n/a
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 10
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication dates: various - all prior to 1908
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    Genres for the project: Poetry

    Keywords that describe the book: poetry, Persia, Rubaiyat, quatrain, Omar, Khayyam

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Last edited by Algy Pug on November 15th, 2017, 4:35 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Algy Pug » November 14th, 2017, 6:30 pm

Recording has been completed - awaiting MC and DPL.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 15th, 2017, 4:12 am

Go on then. I'll DPL.

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Post by Algy Pug » November 15th, 2017, 4:35 am

Thank you Erin.

Now all we need is an MC.

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Post by annise » November 15th, 2017, 4:43 am

OK . I'll set it up, but no promises re a speedy cataloguing , life is hectic and other LV things will be done first -

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Post by Algy Pug » November 15th, 2017, 5:48 am

Thank you Anne.

Files will be uploaded as soon as the MW is available.

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Post by annise » November 15th, 2017, 6:15 am

The database is being difficult and I must go to bed. You could just upload to my folder if you like- it's midnight here and I need my sleep

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Post by Algy Pug » November 15th, 2017, 7:24 am

No rush - I am happy to wait until the morning. Sleep well.

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Post by annise » November 15th, 2017, 3:34 pm

Well there is now a MW , so you 2 can start , and I'll try and work out what was causing the problem, it was something to do with one of the authors I think.

just fyi with your title - there's nothing wrong with it and it looks good but it will mean the 2 Miscellany projects will not show tohether in a search . Doesn't really matter , it's just something to think about- computers are not real smart about some things :D

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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 16th, 2017, 8:38 am

Algy dude, I'm impressed. You said recorded, not edited! I'll be listening, but these ain't all gonna happen tonight.

Part 3 is PL OK.

I've marked part 1 because we usually do PL Plus or whatever we're calling it. I'll note two things and leave you to make the call.

-the MW has 'Specimens of Persian Poetry' (the longer piece that this is part of), but I didn't hear that in the intro

-at 00.28 I heard '1857'. When I clicked through to the google scan it said 1840. I know nothing about subsequent reprints or publication as a book, but perhaps there's something from a later publication?

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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 16th, 2017, 12:40 pm

Good morning Algy!

A few notes. Some of the prose ones for section 9 I flagged as I thought you might want to err on the side of caution, but, as with the previous section, I'll leave it up to you.


Section 9, introduction

2.07-2.11. P. 1, penultimate sentence of second paragraph. Extra word: ...neither did he care to move [through] the world through the medium of politics.

5.15-5.19. P. 2, mid-paragraph in penultimate paragraph: God he thought of as one all [heard all one] kindness...

Outro: heard end of section 9


Section 10, quatrains

5.38-5.40. P. 5, stanza 22, extra word: Ah! [My] Heart, my heart...

9.29-9.34. P. 8, stanza 37: Raise up thine [heard thy] head and give one thought again,

12.46-12.49. P. 11, stanza 49: Is it not straightway [heard straightaway] spurned and cast away?


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Post by annise » November 16th, 2017, 3:37 pm

Well I found out what caused the problems with this being entered into the database
W.E.B. whittaker
- a new author without a leading capital . Somewhere it didn't like it and didn't know what to do with it and went into an endless loop.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 17th, 2017, 4:15 am

I have one note for section 2 (Cowell):

41.20-41.23. P. 15 (162), second stanza:
When with a voice for the moment out spake [heard spake out] the cup


Thank you for this. I've been rootling round more recent interpreters of Lucretius, so this unexpectedly converged with my own reading.

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Post by Algy Pug » November 17th, 2017, 4:42 am

Thanks Erin

I will wait until you have completed PLing all sections and upload the corrections in one hit.

I suspect that Cowell would have thought more highly of Omar if the poet had cast his thoughts into a strongly Christian mould.

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