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Gooya House of Culture and Art, 2016. Front cover

RUBAIYAT BY OMAR KHAYYAM. Translated in Farsi, English, German, French and Arabic. Tehran, Gooya House of Culture and Art, 2016.

In the Acknowledgement of this edition with 92 quatrains, various names are listed as translators:
“English translation of poems: Edward FitzGerald and …”
“French translation: Abulghasem Etessamzadeh [sic], Vincent Monti [sic] and Amir Hooshang Kavousi”.
“German translation: Leo Pold, Kamran Jamali.”

‘V. Monti’ is clearly an error and should be read as V. Monteil. ‘Leo Pold’ is a name that I haven’t been able to link to a translator or author.

75 quatrains were taken from three versions of FitzGerald’s translations, nine quatrains from Rosen’s edition of 1928 and four quatrains were translated by K. Emami. Four quatrains remain unidentified, they also appeared in the edition by Gooya, 1999, as provided by A. Azad: 10 (E 5), 12 (E 8), 34 (E 13) and 58 (E 15)

Number of quatrains:
FitzGerald (1859) - 56
FitzGerald (1868) - 16
FitzGerald (1879) - 3
Rosen (1928) - 9
Emami (1988) - 4
Unidentified - 4

IndexF 1F 2F 4Rosen 1928Emami 1988Azad, Gooya 1999
1 69
2 3
3 48
4 45
5 50
6 51
7 23
8 24
9 56
10 10 (E 5)
11 28
12 14 (E 8)
13 63
14 64
15 65
16 46
17 14
18 65
19 67
20 68
21 44
22 327
23 70
24 31
25 25
26 20
27 48
28 44
29 12
30 34
31 73
32 42
33 68
34 36 (E 13)
35 2
36 55
37 15
38 19
39 53
40 52
41 21
42 8
43 43
44 61
45 8
46 50
47 85
48 310
49 14
50 62
51 1
52 43
53 46
54 54
55 18
56 98
57 147
58 60 (E 15)
59 75
60 6
61 4
62 47
63 46
64 65
65 10
66 74
67 12
68 28
69 72
70 17
71 80
72 68
73 33
74 41
75 44
76 36
77 18
78 105
79 37
80 38
81 22
82 60
83 28
84 29
85 16
86 17
87 20
88 35
89 58
90 72
91 54
92 32

56 quatrains were selected from E’tessam-Zadeh’s translation of 1931. A further 6 quatrains from the same translator appeared earlier in the edition by H.A.N. Esfandiary (Shumposha, 1972): 7 (F 18), 17 (F 15), 23 (F 26), 47 (F 27), 73 (F 22), 84 (F 20).

18 quatrains are taken from Monteil and 12 quatrains were translated by A.H. Kavoussi

10 (F32) 16 (F38) 23 (F26) 48 (F46) 58 (F48) 70 (F51)
12 (F35) 22 (F41) 34 (F44) 51 (F47) 61 (F50) 77 (F53)

There are 11 quatrains that have a double asterisk, but it has not become clear what that actually means or what it refers to.

Number of quatrains:
E’tessam-Zadeh (1931) - 56
E’tessam-Zadeh (Shumposha, 1972) - 6
Monteil (1981) - 18
Kavoussi (2016) - 12

IndexE'tessam 1931E'tessam 1972Monteil 1981Kavoussi 2016
1 116
2 226
3 200
4 312
5 306
6 212
7 23 (F 18)
8 296
9 215
10** 4 (F 32)
11 59
12 7 (F 35)
13 56
14 171
15 114
16** 10 F 38)
17 14 (F 15)
18 64
19 6
20 12
21 242
22** 13 (F 41)
23 70 (F 26)
24 240
25 335
26 302
27 122
28 34
29 125
30 85
31 294
32 234
33** 15 (F 43)
34** 16 (F 44)
35 1
36 271
37 76
38 96
39 360
40 92
41 186
42 92
43 46
44 231
45 380
46 21
47 82 (F 27)
48** 18 (F 46)
49 320
50 91
51** 19 (F 47)
52 178
53 146
54 66
55 64
56 129
57 137
58** 20 (F 48)
59 178
60 154
61** 22 (F 50)
62
63
64 88
65 57
66
67 16
68 121
69 84
70** 23 (F 51)
71 65
72 30
73 33 (F 22)
74 279
75 346
76 203
77** 25 (F 53)
78 348
79 294
80 124
81 18
82 68
83 284
84 29 (F 20)
85 17
86 17
87 33
88 30
89 218
90 109
91 111
92 286

As to the German quatrains, 29 quatrains should be attributed to either Leo Pold or Kamran Jamali. These are the following numbers

2 (G8) 21 (G13) 34 (G18)56 (G37) 65 (G27) 76 (G32)
11 (G10) 22 (G14) 36 (G19)57 (G23) 66 (G28) 79 (G33)
12 (G36) 27 (G15) 39 (G20)58 (G24) 67 (G29) 84 (G34)
16 (G11) 29 (G16) 43 (G21)61 (G25) 68 (G30) 89 (G35)
18 (G12) 33 (G17) 51 (G22)63 (G26) 70 (G31)

Two quatrains are orphans: number 4 (G 7) and number 73 (G 6).
20 German quatrains also have an asterisk with no obvious purpose.

Number of quatrains:
Jamali (2016) - 29
Nordmeyer (1926) - 23
Bodenstedt (1881) - 16
Rosen (1909 and later) - 15
Rempis (1935) - 3
Von der Porten (1927) - 2
Preconi (1946) - 2
Unidentified - 2

Table

IndexJamNordBodR '09R '12R '19RempPortPrecNN
1 122
2* 2 (G 8)
3 62
4 47 (G 7)
5 70
6 71
7 24
8 42
9 77
10* 78
11* 11 (G 10)
12* 12 (G 37)
13 38
14 88
15 89
16* 16 (G 11)
17 28
18 18 (G 12)
19 91
20 92
21 21 (G 12)
22* 22 (G 14)
23 94
24 31
25 75
26 13
27* 27 (G 15)
28 60
29 29 (G 16)
30 100
31 99
32 58
33* 33 (G 17)
34* 34 (G 18)
35 354
36* 36 (G 19)
37 153
38 172
39 39 (G 20)
40 111
41 16
42 8
43* 43 (G 21)
44 84
45 44
46 49
47 79
48 144
49 77
50 75
51* 51 (G 22)
52 400
53 46
54 41
55 22
56 56 (G 38)
57* 57 (G 23)
58* 58 (G 24)
59 101
60 85
61* 61 (G 25)
62 102
63* 63 (G 26)
64 142
65 65 (G 27)
66 66 (G 28)
67 67 (G 29)
68 68 (G 30)
69 67
70* 70 (G 31)
71 74
72 103
73 73 34 (G 6)
74 57
75 44
76* 76 (G 32)
77 466
78 97
79* 79 (G 33)
80 386
81 23
82 95
83 34
84* 84 (G 34)
85 231
86 232
87 261
88 64
89 89 (G 35)
90 152
91 114
92 40