'Umar Khayyám's impact on Dutch literature. M. Goud.
In: The great 'Umar Khayyám. Leiden, Leiden University Press, 2012. pp. 115-127.
This essay surveys the reception of Umar Khayyám in Dutch literature, from the first translation in 1910 to the most recent echo of Khayyám in Dutch literature. In his renowned 1929 Khayyám bibliography, Ambrose George Potter mentions only two Dutch translations, but many more have appeared since. The recently published bibliography by Jos Coumans lists 40 Dutch editions. Khayyám’s work is still being translated into Dutch today. Goud focuses on the poet and translator P.C. Boutens, whose biography is in preparation Goud concludes with a current case study of Khayyám’s reception in Dutch literature.