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Juan Cole on his new translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

September 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Author reading and talk by Juan Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan.
“’To read Juan Cole’s deft, plain-spoken translation of the Rubáiyát is to find companionship, to rejoin a thousand-year human conversation about how to endure, enjoy, and find a fleeting beauty in everlastingly dire times. The lucid, cogent and mind-opening Epilogue is a kind of grace, a gift freely given, from one of our most astonishing and generous intellects.’”
― Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Moonglow (2017)
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam: A New Translation from the Persian is available through your local bookstore or Amazon.com.



September 16, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm