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Witkam, Jan Just

Singing the quatrains. Omar Khayyám and Umm Kulthúm. Jan Just Witkam.
In: The great 'Umar Khayyám. Leiden, Leiden University Press, 2012. pp. 85-95.

Witkam examines in this chapter the translations of the Egyptian poet Ahmad Muhammad Rámí (1892-1981) and how his translations were sung by the famous singers Umm Kulthum (c. 1904-1975) and Muhammad 'Abd al-Vahháb (1907-1991).