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Rodwell, E.H. (translator)

'Omar Khayyám: the Persian Text with Paraphrase, and the First and Fourth Editions of Fitzgerald's Translation. By E.H.Rodwell. London, Routledge, 2017. 110 p. ISBN: 9781351668958. (Routledge Library Editions; Persia; Volume 4)
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This book, first published in 1931, shows in a simple, sound and lucid manner how the genius of two poets (Omar Khayyam and FitzGerald) brought together by the genius of an Orientalist (Professor Cowell) culminated in a very strange, very beautiful and profound English poem. This book is concerned with the genuineness of the verses ascribed to Omar Khayyam, and consists of a comparison of the original Persian, a paraphrase, and FitzGerald’s first and fourth editions.