Rumi - Past and Present, East and West: The Life, Teachings, and Poetry of Jalāl al-Din Rumi

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Oneworld Publications, Oct 18, 2014 - Poetry - 712 pages
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Painstakingly researched by a leading expert, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning biography examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalāl al-Din Rumi, 800 years after he was born. Containing several new poems and an updated introduction, it will make a perfect gift for Rumi lovers everywhere. Drawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature, this unique book is the definitive exploration of Rumi's life and work. In addition to offering fresh perspectives on the philosophical and spiritual context in which Rumi was writing, Lewis pays particular attention to why Rumi is the bestselling poet in the United States today. The benchmark in Rumi Studies, this landmark work contains new translations of over fifty of Rumi's poems, as well as never-before-seen prose, extensive commentaries, and a full annotated bibliography.
 

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Jal l al-Din Rumi, the 13th-century Persian Muslim scholar and Sufi mystic, has been a best-selling poet in America in recent years. While his name is commonly associated with images of Whirling ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments 2003
THE KING OF CLERICS
SAYYED BORHĀN ALDIN MOHAQQEQ OF TERMEZ
RUMI ON HIS
SHAMS ALDIN TABRIZI
RUMIS CHILDREN AND BRETHREN IN SPIRIT
THE MYTHOLOGICAL RUMI
THE TEACHINGS
RUMI AND THE MEVLEVIS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
RUMI IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
RUMI IN THE WEST RUMI AROUND THE WORLD
A HISTORY OF RUMI SCHOLARSHIP
TRANSLATIONS TRANSPOSITIONS RENDITIONS VERSIONS
RUMI MIRRORED IN MULTIMEDIA
THE FRUIT OF TRANSLATION

TOWARD A BIOGRAPHY OF RUMI
THE POEMS
Notes
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