Open Secret: Versions of Rumi

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Threshold Books, 1984 - Суфизъм - 82 pages
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Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) is considered by most to be the greatest of the Sufi mystical poets and one of the most highly regarded saints from any tradition.

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A now-deceased friend "regifted" this book to me years ago. It was my first exposure to Rumi, and to Persian mystical poetry. I've read every poem dozens of times. Only much later did I learn that the ... Read full review


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Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of "The Essential Rumi", "The Soul of Rumi", "Rumi: The Book of Love", and "The Drowned Book". He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers's PBS television series on poetry, "The Language of Life" and "Fooling with Words". He taught English and poetry at the University of Georgia for thirty years, and he now focuses on writing, readings, and performances. This book is the culmination of over thirty years of Barks's work on Rumi's seminal classic.

Coleman Barks was born on April 23, 1937, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1972 he has taught English at the University of Georgia at Athens. Barks received the New England/Breadloaf Quarterly Narrative Poem Prize and the Southern Poetry Review's Guy Owen Award. His collections of poetry include The Juice and Gourd Seed. Barks is perhaps better known as a translator of the poet Rumi, a thirteenth century Mystic. Rumi is cpnsidered the greatest mystic of the Sufi religion and wrote extensively in Farsi, the language of Iran.

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