Rumi: Swallowing the Sun : Poems Translated from the Persian

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Oneworld, 2008 - Poetry - 203 pages
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Addressing the ultimate desire in mankind for meaning and fulfillment, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi transcends temporal and cultural boundaries, providing a rich tapestry of wisdom and beauty for lovers of poetry the world over. Through his writing, the spiritual journey inwards becomes an outward journey into the arms of the all encompassing, a journey towards overcoming the superficialities of life, and towards embracing the divine in everyday experience. Profound and widely admired throughout history, his words are as relevant today as ever, still resonating with contemporary concerns of both East and West alike. Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Rumi’s birth, this beautiful volume draws from the breadth of Rumi’s work, spanning his prolific career from start to finish. From the uplifting to the mellow, it will prove inspirational to both aficionados of Rumi’s work and readers discovering the great poet for the first time.

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Review: Rumi: Swallowing the Sun: Poems Translated from Persian

User Review  - Rosa Jamali - Goodreads

In a comparative study of Persian and English text , I could say that the translator has revived the spirit of Rumi. Apart from poetry , the text could be considered as a part of occult reading ... Read full review

Review: Rumi: Swallowing the Sun: Poems Translated from Persian

User Review  - Syed Inam - Goodreads

When I first read Rumi online, it all seemed very simple to comprehend but this book is nothing like that. Each chapter is split into different modes of taught Rumi wrote in and the book is super ... Read full review


Poems of Praise and Invocation
Poems on Poetry and Music
Poems of Loss and Confusion

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About the author (2008)

Lewis is Associate Professor of Persian in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.

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