Rumi: Swallowing the Sun

Pages: 240
Subject: Spirituality
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrationsstrations

Rumi: Swallowing the Sun

Franklin D. Lewis

Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Rumi's birth, this inspiring volume draws from the breadth of Rumi's work, spanning his prolific career from start to finish.
Paperback
9781851689712 (4 Apr 2013)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Timeless and eternal, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi is loved the world over. The best-selling poet from America to Afghanistan, his words are as relevant today as ever, still resonating with contemporary concerns of both East and West alike. This beautifully presented volume draws from the breadth of Rumi's work, spanning his prolific career from start to finish. From the uplifting to the mellow, Franklin Lewis' polished translation will prove inspirational to both keen followers of Rumi's work and readers discovering the great poet for the first time.

Additional Information

Subject Spirituality
Pages 240
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrationsstrations

About the Author

Jalal al Din Rumi (1207-73 CE) was born in the Persian province of Khorassan (modern day Afghanistan). A disciple of the Sufi tradition, he was the figurehead of the Whirling Dervishes. The Masnavi, a narrative poem of 25,000 verses in six volumes, is widely considered to be the greatest spiritual masterpiece ever written. Today, Rumi is the United States' best-selling poet.





Franklin D. Lewis is Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is a specialist in Persian literature and author of Rumi: Past and Present, East and West: The Life, Teachings and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi, also published by Oneworld.

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