Omar Khayyam. Poems. A modern translation. Siamak Akhavan. Eugene : Resource Publications, 2021. xv, 45 p. ISBN paperback: 9781666715507; ISBN hardcover: 9781666715514.
122 quatrains. Text in English and Persian.
“This book presents a selection of Khayyam’s poems in their original Persian language along with their English translations in a faithful and modern version. By relying only on the original Persian version of Khayyam’s poems, and using the author’s own body of literary and linguistic knowledge, this book presents a modern translation of Omar Khayyam’s poems since Edward Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat in 1859.” [From back cover]
‘Beyond heavens’ sphere is unseen,
around and about which all careen.
When your turn, be calm and sane.
Life’s not a sole toil, cycles remain.
Khayyam in rhyme. Poem-to-poem translation of ruba’iyat. Reza Noubary. Meadville, Fulton Books, 2021. 150 p. ISBN: 9781649520647.
Noubary presents a poem-to-poem translation of some of Khayyam’s popular Rubaiyat to English – both literally and conceptually. The translations follow the style of the original poems. It also includes some of the translator’s/author’s own poems inspired by Khayyam.
Quatrains of Omar Khayyam, Astronomer-Poet of Persia : Metamorphosis of Nothingness. Mitra Ara.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2021. x, 237 p. ISBN: 9781527564480.
A selection of 100 quatrains, in Persian and English, that have been authenticated by four known Persian authorities (Foroughi, Hedayat, Ghani and Dashti). The author intends to bring the reader closer to the Persian originals, allowing readers to connect an draw their own conclusions according to their time and place.