Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, and Salámán and Absál

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The anthology 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, and Salámán and Absál' transcends mere literary collection, binding the timeless verses of Omar Khayyám with the moralistic narrative of Jami, framed by the transcendentalist commentary of Ralph Waldo Emerson. This amalgamation showcases a spectrum of literary styles from the quatrains of existential wonder to allegorical epic narratives, carving a distinct space within the historical and philosophical literary context. The diversity within this collection reveals the rich tapestry of Eastern thought, offering readers a vibrant exploration of life's enigmatic nature, love's complex beauty, and the journey towards spiritual enlightenment. The standout pieces within this anthology serve not merely as literary achievements but as milestones of cultural significance and philosophical depth. The esteemed authors and editor, Omar Khayyám, Jami, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, bring a confluence of historical, cultural, and intellectual movements from Eastern mysticism to Western transcendentalism. Their collective works, deeply entrenched in the Sufi philosophy and the transcendental exploration of the human spirit, offer a panoramic view of human existence and its perennial quest for understanding. This anthology bridges centuries and civilizations, embodying the essence of a shared human experience through its exploration of love, mortality, and existential inquiry. 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, and Salámán and Absál' invites readers into a realm where poetic beauty and philosophical depth converge. This collection is not merely for literary enthusiasts but for anyone seeking to delve into the complexities of life and the myriad ways in which poetry and narrative can reflect and enhance our understanding of the world. By engaging with this anthology, readers are afforded a unique opportunity to traverse historical epochs, cultural boundaries, and philosophical discourses, emerging with a more nuanced and profound appreciation for the interconnectedness of human thought and expression.

Über den Autor

Omar Khayyam, born on May 18, 1048, in Nishapur, Persia, remains an enduring figure in literature and mathematics. A polymath in the truest sense, Khayyam made significant contributions to various fields including astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, and poetry. He is best celebrated for his poetic work, 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám', a collection of quatrains (Persian 'rubaiyas'), which gained monumental fame in the West through the translations of Edward FitzGerald in the 19th century. His 'Rubáiyát' reflects a deeply philosophical and questioning approach to the meaning of life and the divine, blending earthly pleasures with metaphysical contemplations, a characteristic facet of Khayyam's literary style, often marked by skepticism and hedonism. Additionally, 'Salámán and Absál' offers narrative poetry demonstrating his versatility as a poet, though it is less well-known than the 'Rubáiyát'. As a mathematician, Khayyam's work on algebra and geometry were groundbreaking, influencing subsequent generations of scholars. Despite the uncertainties regarding the attributions of many quatrains to him, his reputation as an intellectual giant of the medieval era is uncontested, and his works continue to be studied and cherished for their profound depth and beauty.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 56 Seiten

Größe: 458,9 KB

ISBN: 8596547170716