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FitzGerald's Rubáiyát: ‘a Thing must live’

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In Pope, contrasting metaphors collaborated as guides to his translation; in Pound, an explicit metaphor of translation is, in practice, haunted by its opposite. FitzGerald associated various ... More


Social Prestige and Clubbability

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Government was not the only source of honours. Equally welcome, and for some writers more welcome — were honorary degrees from universities — Oxford and Cambridge especially— and freedoms of towns ... More


Dervishes Epicurean and Fanatical

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at Western understandings of Sufism other than those already considered (as mysticism and as esoteric universalism). It shows how these understandings developed during the ... More


“Paths Too Long Obscure”:: The Translations of Jones and Müller

Padma Rangarajan

in Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the changing dynamics of nineteenth-century orientalist scholarship through the work of two of its most famous scholars: William Jones and Max Müller. Using Jones’s Hindoo ... More


Consolidating the Postcolonial Agenda: Culture and Politics in Selected Writings of the 1950s and 1960s

Robin Fiddian

in Postcolonial Borges: Argument and Artistry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794714
eISBN:
9780191836176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794714.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This chapter complements preceding analyses with coverage of themes including language, River Plate identity, self and other, and the contribution of Borges’s family line to the literary tradition of ... More


Personal Hatred

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112297
eISBN:
9780191670756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Browning's response to a written passage in Edward Fitzgerald's work, the Rubayat of Omar Khayyam. This passage talks about the relief Fitzgerald felt over the death of Mrs. ... More


From The Haggadah to The Rubáiyát

Joseph P. Ansell

in Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774945
eISBN:
9781789623314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774945.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter primarily discusses the background and context of Arthur Szyk's most enduring work, The Haggadah. It also provides an analysis of the work and its publication. For much of the 1930s, ... More


Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Michael Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175836
eISBN:
9781400885527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers, this book offers an eclectic panorama of the lives and values and hopes and fears of mathematicians in ... More


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