I first read Edward Fitzgerald’s celebrated, if controversial, version of Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat when I happened upon it in my father’s extensive library when I was a sophomore at Notre Dame High School. I have since read it countless time, even purchasing over ten different editions of the widely read poem, which is arguably the most famous Persian literary work in the world. While there is much debate about Omar Khayyam’s philosophical outlook (is his message Sufi oriented or existentially hedonistic?), there is no doubting its beauty and its profundity of thought. This is a visual-book, narrated by Jason Zenobia, that is based on the new edition published by Mt. San Antonio College in color.
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