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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 in view that early life, Aminrazavi’s finished new biography reintroduces the determine of Khayyam, and his nice achievements, to the Western global. mixing a readable and available narrative with scholarly ambition and years of study, Aminrazavi’s paintings covers not just Khayyam’s famous poetry, but in addition his remarkable lifestyles, his missed philosophical writings and the effect of his paintings within the West. It contains a number of aiding fabric, together with unique translations and the entire textual content of Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyyat, and should turn out an amazing advent not just if you need to know extra in regards to the poets encouraged through Rumi, but additionally for college kids on numerous humanities and Middle-East comparable courses.

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