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The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayyam, Omar Khayyam

posted Mar 20, 2014, 5:51 AM by Administrator Admin   [ updated Mar 20, 2014, 5:51 AM ]



Author(s):
Omar Khayyam

 
Abstract:
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam presents an interesting challenge to any reader trying to sort through its heavy symbolism and not-so-obvious theme. Not only does the poem provide us with a compelling surface story, but a second look at the text can reveal a rich collection of seperate meanings hidden in the poem’s objective descriptions and sprawling narrative-which in the space of a few pages includes such disparate characters as the Moon, God, the Snake (and his traditional Christian neighborhood, Paradise), the “Balm of Life”, not to mention nearly every animal and sexual symbol the human mind can come up with.



Publisher:
Wilco Publishing House

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