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Decker, Christopher

Echoes and Parallels in Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat. Christopher Decker.
Notes and Queries, 49 (2002) 1, pp. 65-68.

In the introduction to his edition of Edward FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1997), Decker discussed FitzGerald's views and practice of sympathetic translation. One aspect of his inventiveness as a translator which deserves further attention is his use of allusion. Decker presents in this article a number of conscious or unconscious verbal parallels that appear in his Rubaiyat.