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The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Omar Khayyám, Edward FitzGerald I just can't get into poetry. I see that nearly 3,000 ratings average 4+ stars for this book. So I must be in the minority.

I will give credit to Omar Khayyam for having the guts to praise drinking wine while living in a Muslim society (about 1000 years ago). How did he get away with that? Maybe that explains why his writing is more popular in the West than it is in Iran (modern day Persia).