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    Description'The pen would smoothly write the things it knew But when it came to love it split in two, A donkey stuck in mud is logic's fate - Love's nature only love can demonstrate.' Rumi's Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and has been called 'the Koran in Persian'. The thirteenth-century Muslim mystic Rumi composed his work for the benefit of his disciples in the Sufi order named after him, better known as the whirling dervishes. In order to convey his message of divine love and unity he threaded together entertaining stories and penetrating homilies. Drawing from folk tales as well as sacred history, Rumi's poem is often funny as well as spiritually profound. Jawid Mojaddedi's sparkling new verse translation of Book One is consistent with the aims of the original work in presenting Rumi's most mature mystical teachings in simple and attractive rhyming couplets. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Masnavi, Book One
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jalal Al-Din Rumi, Translated by Jawid Mojaddedi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199552313
    ISBN 10: 0199552312
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    DC22: 891.5511
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Abridged Dewey: 297
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL090000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BP
    BISAC V2.8: LCO004000, POE003000
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DC, DCF
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Jawid Mojaddedi is a native of Afghanistan, and read Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester. He has taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Universities of Manchester and Exeter, and served as an editor o fEncyclopaedia Iranica at the Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University. His most recent publication is Beyond Dogma: Rumi's Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories (OUP, 2012). Mr. Mojaddedi was also made a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellow for 2014-2015.
    Review quote
    'Mojaddedi's is the most faithful verse translation now available... the reader without Persian comes as close as possible to the original.' PN Review (May -June 2006)