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The Wine of Wisdom: A brand new biography of Omar Khayyam, the author of the Rubaiyyat [Iran]:
Drawing on the most authoritative sources available, some of them translated into English for the first time, Aminrazavi investigates the distinct, sometimes contradictory, interpretations of Khayyam proposed by the field of Khayyam studies, each of which, according to Aminrazavi, captures the spirit of but one aspect of Khayyam's multidimensional personality. He debunks the picture of Khayyam as a agnostic-hedonist, as presented by his illustrious translator Edward FitzGerald, by pointing out the religious context of his philosophical and scientific writings. He also explores Khayyam's endorsement of the Sufi path, his relationship with Islam, his alleged membership of a Persian nationalist movement, and his scientific, mathematical and astronomical work. Aminrazavi devotes a significant portion of the book to Khayyam in the West, including Khayyam's lasting influence on Western literature from Mark Twain to T. S. Eliot and his role in the creation of the Orientalist tradition. [...]

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: a complete on-line resource
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At 12:05 AM, Blogger segovius replied:

Thanks for this info -the biography sounds fascinating and I shall definitely check it out.

It's about time someone debunked this idea of Khayyam as a cynic/pessimist/hedonist.    



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