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

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Oneworld Publications, Nov 1, 2007 - Religion - 712 pages
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Drawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning work examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalal al-Din Rumi, today's bestselling poet in the United States. With new translations of over fifty of Rumi's poems and including never before seen prose, this landmark study celebrates the astounding appeal of Rumi, still as strong as ever, 800 years after his birth.

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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

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Franklin D. Lewis is Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature at the University of Chicago.

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