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Author Seyed-Gohrab, A. A. (Ali Asghar), 1968-

Title The great Umar Khayyam : a global reception of the Rubaiy / A.A. Seyed-Gohrab (ed.)
Published Amsterdam : Leiden University Press, 2012
Leiden,Amsterdam Leiden University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some colour)
Series Iranian studies series
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Iranian studies series (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Contents Introduction -- A.A. Seyed-Gohrab / Khayyam's Universal Appeal: Man, Wine, and the Hereafter in the Quatrains -- Khayyam in Persia / M. Aminrazavi -- Reading the Ruba'iyyat as “Resistance Literature” -- A.H. Morton / Some 'Umarian Quatrains from the Lifetime of 'Umar Khayyam -- M. Bagheri / Between Tavern and Madrasa: 'Umar Khayyam the Scientist -- Khayyam in the Arab World and Turkey -- M. Alsulami / The Arab 'Umar Khayyam -- Jan Just Witkam / Ahmad Rami's Arabic translation of the Quatrains of 'Umar Khayyam -- S. Sötemann / Quatrains of 'Umar Khayyam in Turkish and Turkish Quatrains -- Khayyam in the Netherlands -- J.T.P. de Bruijn / Other Persian Quatrains in Holland: the Roseraie du Savoir of Husayn-i Azad -- M. Goud / Khayyam's Impact on Modern Dutch Literature -- J.D.F. van Halsema / Bitter Certainty: J.H. Leopold on 'Umar Khayyam -- J. Biegstraaten / How 'Umar Khayyam Inspired Dutch Visual Artists -- R. de Groot / The Legacy of 'Umar Khayyam in Music of the Netherlands -- The Russian and Georgian Reception of Khayyam -- F. Abdullaeva, N. Chalisova, and Ch. Melville / The Russian perception of Khayyam: from text to image -- T. Shurgaia / The Translation of 'Umar Khayyam's Poetry into Georgian - a Touchstone for Translators -- Khayyam's Reception in Victorian England -- E. Zare-Behtash / The Reception of FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of 'Umar Khayyam by the Victorians -- Khayyam in India -- A. Castaing / Vernacularizing Rubaiyat: the Politics of Madhushala in the context of the Indian Nationalism -- A. Rangarajan / Attempts at Locating the Rubaiyat in Indian Philosophical Thought -- International Khayyam Data-Base -- J. Coumans / An 'Umar Khayyam Database
Summary The Rubáiyát by the Persian poet 'Umar Khayyæm (1048-1131) is used in contemporary Iran as a resistance literature, symbolizing the secularist voice in cultural debates. While Islamic fundamentalists criticize Khayyæm as an atheist and materialist philosopher who questions God's creation and the promise of reward or punishment in the hereafter, secularist intellectuals see in him an example of a scientist who scrutinizes the mysteries of the world. Others see a spritual master, a Sufi, who guides people to the truth. This volume collects eighteen essays on the history of the reception of 'Umar Khayyæm in various literary traditions, exporing how his philosophy of doubt, carpe diem, hedonism, and in vino veritas has inspired generations of poets, novelists, painters, musicians, calligraphers and film-makers
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Omar Khayyam -- Criticism and interpretation.
Omar Khayyam -- Influence.
Omar Khayyam.
Omar Khayyam. Rubāʻīyāt.
Ramaz̤ānī, Muḥsin.
Quatrains, Persian -- History and criticism.
Quatrains, Persian.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Seyed-Gohrab, A. A. (Ali Asghar), 1968- editor
LC no. 2012546183
ISBN 9400600798