The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam in Scots

By Omar Khayyam

Translator: Rab Wilson

Format: Paperback

A translation of the Ruba'iya't of Omar Kayyam but with a Scottish take, not only in language but also in tone and reference.

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Luath Press Ltd

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ' The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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Working as a miner Robert Wilson heard a quote from The Ruba'iyat. Intrigued he read Edward Fitzgerald's version of the Ruba'iyat and there began a passion. Born in New Cumnock, Ayrshire in 1961, Rab Wilson is a Scots poet who has performed his work to varied audiences throughout Scotland. Now working as a psychiatric nurse, Edwin Morgan describes his poetry as a 'new voice' for Scotland.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 May 2004
ISBN 9781842820469
Number of Pages 128

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