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

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

by Franklin D. Lewis
 

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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 Jalâl 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

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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 Jalâl 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851685493
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
12/25/2007
Pages:
712
Sales rank:
571,827
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

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