The Essential Rumi - reissue: New Expanded Edition [NOOK Book]

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The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America's most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before.

The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential ...

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The Essential Rumi - reissue: New Expanded Edition

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Overview

The best-selling Rumi book ever is now better than ever! This revised and expanded edition of the comprehensive one-volume edition of America's most popular poet includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks, and 57 new poems never published before.

The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi's poetry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062046659
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 28,224
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Scam

    I wish I could say this was an awesome book but I paid $11 for an excerpt? Really. I wish I could give this an honest review, but unfortunately cannot

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    Calm Down, Trust the Best in Yourself

    Accessible poems from the Sufi master. Slow down...add abundance in your life by seeing yourself as you truly are and letting things come to you. A humane look at those (unnamed) issues inside ourselves. Something to read over and over.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    The Essential Rumi

    I love poetry, and I've always found Rumi's poetry to be beautiful and inspiring. The Essential Rumi captures the best of this brilliant poet's work. Well worth reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    The most beautiful words ever written

    After suffering thru the boring likes of Donne, Keats, Dante, Chauncer, etc. in Lit. class; I had given up on ever being able to enjoy classical poetry. Than I discovered Rumi. No one can possibly describe love and life the way he does. No one can possibly do it more beautifully. No one can read this and not say 'OMG, he must be describing MY life!'. But everyone can appreciate the joy and appreciation of life that his poems instill on you. It is impossible to put this book down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2001

    Perhaps not Essential, but excellent

    The review above says this edition is perhaps not the 'Essential' Rumi and to look elsewhere. I concede that this is maybe not the definative collection but I find alot of Coleman Barks' renderings very helpful in reflecting on my life. Perhaps not Rumi, but still usefull in your search for the beloved.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    This was a college graduation gift.

    A picked this book as I wanted a college graduation gift book about Rumi and this was my choice from about six books on Rumi at the B&N store in the Berwyn,PA store.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2008

    If you are a Lover of Poetry

    Do not bypass this book. I enjoyed this and others similar. Outstanding pinpoint for the eye and intriguing depth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2002

    BEYOND BELIEF

    This is a spectaular translation of Rumi. I've been blown away by the beauty and imagery in this (accessible) poetry. I can't think of a more wonderful present for someone who likes poetry than this book.

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