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Rumi's vast body of poetry includes a lengthy epic of religious mysticism, the Hathnavi, and more than three thousand lyrics and odes, many of which came to him while he was in a state of trance. A. J. Arberry, who selected four hundred of the lyrics for translation and annotated them, calls Rumi "one of the world's greatest poets. In profundity of thought, inventiveness of image, and triumphant mastery of language, he stands out as the supreme genius of Islamic mysticism." A. J. Arberry (1905-73) was professor of Arabic at Cambridge University.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226731520
ISBN-10: 0226731529
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 136mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jelaluddin Rumi

A. J. Arberry (1905 69)was professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge."

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