Rubaiyat of Modern Man

Rubaiyat of Modern Man

Rubaiyat of Modern Man

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Los Angeles: United World (Academy and Fellowship), 1967. 36 pp. Approximately 5 1/2 x 8 1/2". Red vinyl wrap with gold filigree embossed design, red paper label on cover, reproductions of Henri Matisse drawings, in near fine condition.

"Rubaiyat" is a generic term for a style of oriental poety and is widely associated with Omar Khayyam (1056 - 1123). This lovely book of poetry, however, is touted as a sequel to Khayyam's famous works, only put in a more modern context. From the preface by the publishers, "There are verses here about all that modern man confronts or holds dear: love, passion, youth, age, success, money, politics, religion, progress, pride, ambition, war, peace are all stripped of pretense and clothed in new poetry. This new Rubaiyat speaks about today, with a stirring sens of urgency." The illustrations by Henri Matisse include some of his most beautiful nudes.

Publisher
United World (Academy and Fellowship)
Binding
Paperback
Tags
First Edition