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The Wine of Wisdom: The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam (edition 2007)

by Mehdi Aminrazavi

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Title:The Wine of Wisdom: The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam
Authors:Mehdi Aminrazavi
Info:Oneworld Publications (2007), Paperback, 408 pages
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The Wine of Wisdom: The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam by Mehdi Aminrazavi



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I picked this up mainly for the Rua'iyyat, to read for a book group. So I only read part of the remainder of the book. Had not realized that Khayyam was a philosopher and scientist as well as a poet.
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"Loved by the free-spirited, hated by his orthodox peers; a stranger in both his homeland and the West: the complexities and contradictions surrounding the life of Omar Khayyam are reconstructed for the first time in this new book." "This comprehensive study draws on a host of sources, placing Khayyam within the context of his own time, and exploring, through his philosophy and poetry, his lifelong preoccupation with such timeless themes as life and death, faith and reason, freewill and fate. Aminrazavi offers fresh insights, not only into the Ruba'iyyat, but also into Khayyam's lasting influence on Western literature from Mark Twain to T.S. Eliot, and his role in the creation of the Orientalist tradition."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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