The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Hardback Shambhala Library

By (author) Jelaluddin Rumi, Edited by Kabir Helminski

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  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 173mm x 28mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 21 June 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 1590302516
  • ISBN 13: 9781590302514
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 61,593

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Rumi's poems are beloved for their touching perceptions of humanity and the Divine. Here is a rich introduction to the work of the great mystical poet, featuring leading literary translations of his verse. Translators include Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir Helminski, Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. To display the major themes of Rumi's work, each of the eighteen chapters in this anthology are arranged topically, such as "The Inner Work," "The Ego Animal," "Passion for God," "Praise," and "Purity." Also contained here is a biography of Rumi by Andrew Harvey, as well as an introductory essay by Kabir Helminski on the art of translating Rumi's work into English.

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Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) was not only a poet, mystic, and the founder of a Sufi order, he was a man of profound insight into the nature of human existence and possibly the greatest mystical poet of any age.