[COMPLETE] Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur - kd

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Post by Algy Pug » July 31st, 2012, 8:45 pm

Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur by Omar Khayyam (1048 - 1131) . Translated by Eben Francis Thompson (1859 - 1939).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/quatrains-of-omar-khayyam-of-nishapur-by-omar-khayyam/
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)
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    Omar; Khayyam; E.F.Thompson; Rubaiyat; Quatrain; Persian; Sufi
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Last edited by Algy Pug on August 2nd, 2012, 5:05 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Algy Pug » July 31st, 2012, 8:46 pm

Two sections have already been claimed:

Section 1 - Noel Badrian
Section 8 - Gloriana

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Post by Darvinia » July 31st, 2012, 9:49 pm

Thanks for the message Algy! I'd like to do Section 6 please, Quatrains 501-599
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Post by Algy Pug » July 31st, 2012, 10:00 pm

Darvinia wrote:Thanks for the message Algy! I'd like to do Section 6 please, Quatrains 501-599
It's yours! Enjoy the sweet-scented air of Omar's poesy!

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » August 1st, 2012, 12:43 am

Hi Algy

Please put me down for Section 2.

Best wishes
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Post by Algy Pug » August 1st, 2012, 1:56 am

MARTIN GEESON wrote:Hi Algy

Please put me down for Section 2.

Best wishes
Martin
Thank you Martin

Section 2 is yours.

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Post by jannie » August 1st, 2012, 8:04 am

Hi Algy: May I have section 4 please?
thanks!

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Post by KiltedDragon » August 1st, 2012, 8:15 am

All set up to go and half filled already. :D
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Post by Algy Pug » August 1st, 2012, 6:10 pm

Thank you Jannie and Barry!

Now let's join Omar in the tavern!

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Post by NoelBadrian » August 2nd, 2012, 7:52 am

Hi,
Just checking in and confirming that I will do Section 1
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Post by Darvinia » August 2nd, 2012, 3:01 pm

I've never encountered the name Eben before. Is the first e long or short?
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Post by Algy Pug » August 2nd, 2012, 11:58 pm

Darvinia wrote:I've never encountered the name Eben before. Is the first e long or short?
Hi Bev

I hope this will answer your question:

http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/eben

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Post by Algy Pug » August 3rd, 2012, 12:23 am

NoelBadrian wrote:Hi,
Just checking in and confirming that I will do Section 1
Noel
Of course, Noel. I look forward to another distinguished reading from you.

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Post by Darvinia » August 3rd, 2012, 1:51 am

It did Algy, thanks.
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Post by gloriana » August 5th, 2012, 7:32 pm

Algy, do you want us to say the number of each quatrain?

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