The Rumi Collection

The Rumi Collection

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Arranged by topic and by theme, this introduction to the works of the great mystical poet Rumi features some of the best translations of his verse

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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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 119 x 178 x 25mm | 357g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Shambhala Libra
  • 1590302516
  • 9781590302514
  • 87,986

About Jelaluddin Rumi

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.
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