The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - lny

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Post by Algy Pug » August 2nd, 2020, 8:24 pm

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyám (1048 - 1131). Translated by E. A. Johnson (1846-1932)

While the translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald has become the best known English language version of this classic poem, it is neither the most complete or accurate rendering of Omar's oeuvre. Among others, E.A.Johnson (also known as Johnson Pasha) spent nearly thirty years translating all 762 verses of the Lucknow Edition of the Rubaiyat. Apart from this singular publication, the life and activities of the translator remain hidden in obscurity.
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Post by miss stav » August 2nd, 2020, 9:54 pm

Wow, may I dpl? I studdies this in my BA but don't remember.
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Post by Algy Pug » August 2nd, 2020, 10:00 pm

miss stav wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 9:54 pm
Wow, may I dpl? I studdies this in my BA but don't remember.

Of course. Thank you.

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Post by linny » August 3rd, 2020, 8:28 am

Algy, I can MC this for you. You should be all set. Let me know if I missed anything.

EDIT: Sonia was able to find dob and dod on the translator so I added that information.

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Post by Algy Pug » August 3rd, 2020, 3:54 pm

Thanks Linny

I have updated the MW and claimed the first and last sections.

Could you please remove section 9 - it will not be required.

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Post by linny » August 4th, 2020, 8:01 am

Section 9 has been removed. :D

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Post by TriciaG » August 5th, 2020, 6:12 pm

Algy - FYI, I get "access denied" when clicking on your text links. Perhaps change the view settings to allow anyone with the link?
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Post by Algy Pug » August 5th, 2020, 8:25 pm

TriciaG wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Algy - FYI, I get "access denied" when clicking on your text links. Perhaps change the view settings to allow anyone with the link?

I have changed the share setting. I think anyone with the link should have access now.

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Post by smcelhiney » August 6th, 2020, 10:19 am

I would like to record this project, sections 1 - 7.

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Post by Algy Pug » August 6th, 2020, 4:00 pm

Hi Sean

Thanks for volunteeering.

I have checked your titles on Audible, and it clear that you know your way around behind the microphone.

I can allocate these sections to you after our MC Linny has set up a catalogue page for you.

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Post by Algy Pug » August 6th, 2020, 4:01 pm

Linny

Can you please set a catalogue page for Sean (smcelhiney)?

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Post by Algy Pug » August 6th, 2020, 4:48 pm

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Post by smcelhiney » August 6th, 2020, 5:28 pm

Thanks Algy! I will look this over tomorrow morning. I have to ask, do you have pugs? Or does the username come from something else?

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Post by Algy Pug » August 6th, 2020, 5:41 pm

smcelhiney wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Thanks Algy! I will look this over tomorrow morning. I have to ask, do you have pugs? Or does the username come from something else?
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Post by linny » August 7th, 2020, 6:37 am

Algy Pug wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Linny

Can you please set a catalogue page for Sean (smcelhiney)?

Cheers
Hi Algy,
This is a BC item. It's very simple to do. Open the MW. At the top where you Add new sections, and assign reader sections, you may also "Add new reader". :thumbs:

Let me know if you have trouble.

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