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The Wine of Wisdom: The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam Kindle Edition
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Aminrazavi provides a detailed and comprehensive biography of Khayyam and his greatest translator FitzGerald. This work represents years of research and deep thought. I personally did not need to read about Khayyam’s math, astronomy and philosophy texts, yet still book remains the pre-eminent one-stop-source for everything Rubaiyyat-ish. I have a more generous interpretation of the use of the wine symbology than the author.
I give the author high marks for covering the rise of the Omarian clubs in the 1880s-1920s and all the global adulation that followed this poem, even before we had a facebook or amazon or goodreads. He also points out how the fascists, probitionists, and fundamentals attacked unfairly Omar as the thinker-drinker. Similarly I enjoyed reading about all the great writers and leaders who took inspiration and solace in the Persian poem was inspiring. Some of the names included as fans were TS Elliot, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Jack Korouack, Isadore Duncan, and progressive leaders like Jack Kennedy and Martin Luther King…and so many many more Knowing who his admirers and enemies were helped me enjoy Rubaiyyat that much more.