The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam in Scots

The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam in Scots


Rab Wilson

ISBN: 9781842820469

Binding: paperback

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Perhaps this is not so much a translation as a rendering in Scots. Rab Wilson's quatrains tackle the same themes as the original Ruba'iya't but with a Scottish take, not only in language but also in tone and reference. It shows that the fundamental problems of everyday existence have not really changed for any of us over the last thousand years.


I found Robert Wilson's Omar Khayyam very readable. It will stand well in print in Scotland.   Edwin Morgan

The Rubaiyat of Omar… takes on a contemporary gloss in a rumbustious reworking in Scots of the literal text of the Persian poet.   The Herald