June 8, 2023

Mehdi Aminrazavi Held Book Discussion at GMU

Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of philosophy and religion and co-director of the Center for Asian Studies, discussed his book, “The Wine of Wisdom: The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam,” at George Mason University on Thursday, Sept. 22. The book discussion was presented by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies  in coordination with Fall for the Book 2011.

“Nourished by an admiration of Khayyam that has been with him since childhood, Aminrazavi’s comprehensive new biography reintroduces the figure of Omar Khayyam, and his great achievements, to the Western world. Blending a readable and accessible narrative with scholarly ambition and years of research, Aminrazavi’s work covers not only Khayyam’s well-known poetry, but also his extraordinary life, his neglected philosophical writings and the impact of his work in the West. It features a variety of supporting material, including original translations and the full text of Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyyat, and will prove an ideal biography for those who want to know more about the poets inspired by Rumi.” — from the book jacket

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Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.