Rumi - Past and Present, East and West

Pages: 712
Subject: Spirituality
Imprint: Oneworld

Rumi - Past and Present, East and West

The Life, Teachings, and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi

Franklin D. Lewis

Setting a benchmark in Rumi Studies, this award-winning work examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of this thirtheenth- century mystic, who is today's best-selling poet in the United States.
Paperback
9781851685493 (1 Nov 2007)
RRP £19.99 / US$29.95

The Book

Drawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning work examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâl al-Din Rumi, today's bestselling poet in the United States. With new translations of over fifty of Rumi's poems and including never before seen prose, this landmark study celebrates the astounding appeal of Rumi, still as strong as ever, 800 years after his birth.

Additional Information

Subject Spirituality
Pages 712
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Franklin D. Lewis is Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature at the University of Chicago.

Reviews

"Excellent. A comprehensive overview of the Sufi poet-philosopher and his influence. Highly recommended for all collections."

- Library Journal

"This book is a major contribution to the study of the great Sufi poet, and it should be on the bookshelf of anyone drawn to Rumi."

- New York Review of Books

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