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Online Collaborative “Rubáiyát” Complements Harry Ransom Center Exhibition on Persian Poem

Online Collaborative “Rubáiyát” Complements Harry Ransom Center Exhibition on Persian Poem

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has introduced The Collaborative "Rubáiyát," an online edition of Edward FitzGerald's five published versions of the "Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám" that can be annotated by Web visitors. This project was created in conjunction with the exhibition "The Persian…   » Continue Reading

“The Persian Sensation: The ‘Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ in the West” Explores Popularity of Poem’s Translation

“The Persian Sensation: The ‘Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ in the West” Explores Popularity of Poem’s Translation

The Harry Ransom Center's exhibition "The Persian Sensation: The 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám' in the West" explores how a translation of a Persian poem went from obscurity to celebrity in British and American culture.