The Wine of Wisdom: The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar by Mehdi Aminrazavi

By Mehdi Aminrazavi

Representative of the unique and erotic east, enemy of Christianity, prophet of hedonism, champion of unfastened thinkers, Omar Khayyam and his Ruba’iyyat were the stuff of legend for hundreds of years. Nourished via an admiration of Khayyam that has been with him considering that early life, Aminrazavi’s complete new biography reintroduces the determine of Khayyam, and his nice achievements, to the Western international. mixing a readable and obtainable narrative with scholarly ambition and years of study, Aminrazavi’s paintings covers not just Khayyam’s famous poetry, but in addition his awesome existence, his missed philosophical writings and the effect of his paintings within the West. It contains a number of assisting fabric, together with unique translations and the complete textual content of Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyyat, and may turn out a great advent not just if you need to know extra in regards to the poets encouraged by means of Rumi, but additionally for college students on numerous humanities and Middle-East comparable courses.

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