Rumi's World: The Life and Works of the Greatest Sufi Poet

Rumi's World: The Life and Works of the Greatest Sufi Poet

by Annemarie Schimmel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0877736111

ISBN-13: 9780877736110

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

This book (previously published as I Am Wind, You Are Fire ) celebrates the extraordinary career of Persia's great mystical poet, Rumi (1207–1273), through the story of his life, along with an enlightening examination of his ecstatic verse. Rumi lived the quiet life of a religious teacher in Anatolia until the age of thirty-seven, when he came under the

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This book (previously published as I Am Wind, You Are Fire ) celebrates the extraordinary career of Persia's great mystical poet, Rumi (1207–1273), through the story of his life, along with an enlightening examination of his ecstatic verse. Rumi lived the quiet life of a religious teacher in Anatolia until the age of thirty-seven, when he came under the influence of a whirling dervish, Shams Tabriz, and was moved to a state of mystical ecstasy. One of the results of this ecstasy was a prodigious output of poems about the search for the lost Divine Beloved, whom Rumi identified with Shams. To symbolize this search, Rumi also invented the famous whirling dance of the Melevi dervishes, which are performed accompanied by the chanting of Rumi's poems. Professor Schimmel illuminates the symbolism and significance of Rumi's vast output and offers her own translations of some of his most famous poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877736110
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Dragon Editions Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,311,059
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.65(d)

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