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Selected Poems by Jelaluddin Rumi
Book DescriptionPreviously published as The Essential Rumi, Rumi's Selected Poems is translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne in Penguin Classics. Thirteenth-century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jelaluddin Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His inspirational verse speaks with the universal voice of the human soul and brims with exuberant energy and passion. Rich in natural imagery from horses to fishes, flowers to birds and rivers to stars, the poems have an elemental force that has remained undiminished through the centuries. Their themes - tolerance, goodness, the experience of God, charity and awareness through love - still resonate with millions of readers around the world. Coleman Barks's vibrant translation conveys the directness and originality of Rumi's poetry. This edition is divided into thematic sections, each with an introduction, and includes a biographical essay on Rumi. Called 'Jelaluddin Rumi' by the Persians and Afghans, Rumi (1207-1273) was born in Balkh, Afghanistan, then part of the Persian Empire. He was the greatest mystical poet of Persia, famous for his didactic epic Masnavi-ye Ma'navi (Spiritual Couplets), a treasure-house of Sufi mysticism. If you enjoyed Selected Poems, you might like Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Coleman Barks has provided a version of Rumi that sparkles and never flags ...both and otherworldly' John Ryle, Guardian
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140449532
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jelaluddin Rumi
Pocket Rumi, Paperback (December 2008)
A pocket-sized collection of Rumi's inspiring poetry. It also contains translations of Rumi's short lyric poems.
Spiritual Verses, Paperback (September 2006)
Teaches how to progress to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path - union with God. These verses draw readers into the complexities of human love and separation and explain the path to divine love through the elimination of self-regard and worldly desires.
Forbidden Rumi, Paperback (February 2006)
The first collection of poems translated into English from the forbidden volume of the Divan of Rumi.
Rumi Collection, Hardback (April 2005)» View all books by Jelaluddin Rumi
This comprehensive anthology of the great mystic poet, Rumi, features leading literary translations of his work. This Shambhala Library edition contains translations by nine leading poets and scholars such as Robert Bly, Coleman Barks, and Andrew Harvey, and provides a balanced overview of the poet's work.
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Author Biography - Jelaluddin Rumi
Rumi was a thirteenth century Persian philosopher.
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