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'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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
An illustrated gift edition of the quatrains of Omar the tentmaker, which have more admirers today than ever before. Edward Fitzgerald's rendition stands as a monument to the translator's art.
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It is a timeless book. Profound in many ways. Although, when I first read it, I thought there was too much about imbibing wine but upon reading it again, there are hidden messages... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bea Purkis
These reflective,honest and wholly recitable poems are an endless delight.Who can argue with their truths?Maybe the brothersjuddot. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2001
These reflective,honest and wholly recitable poems are an endless delight.Who can argue with their truths? (... Read morePublished on Dec 5 2001
These reflective,honest and wholly recitable poems are an endless delight.Who can argue with their truths?Maybe the (... Read morePublished on Dec 5 2001
Khayyam's poetry is a beacon of honesty and courage in a writing form rife with the romantic,silly and childish. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2001 by "timothy1146"
If anyone who can so clearly pose the question of mortality and temporality of our existence it is Omar Khayyam. Read morePublished on July 24 2001 by M. A. ZAIDI
(This review refers to ISBN 0140059547, the translation by Avery and Heath-Stubbs of the Ruba'iyat.)
Fans of Khayyam will undoubtedly want the Fitzgerald translation of the... Read more
Published in 1859, the same year as Darwin's Origin of Species, the Rubaiyat, in addition to being great poetry, is a key signpost on the road to the abandonment of God by Western... Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2000 by Orrin C. Judd
One should be wary when purchasing or reading a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The various translations are VERY different. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2000