Rumi is one of the most popular spiritual poets ever in the world. The Sufi mystic was a 13th century poet, theologian, jurist and Islamic scholar. He has been described as one of the bestselling poets in numerous regions. His poems, mostly written in Persian, have been translated in a number of languages.
In Essential Rumi, the spiritual and ecstatic poetry by this legendary poet have been comprehensively listed with a new introduction by Coleman Barks. 81 poems that have never been published before are included in this new revised edition of the one-volume edition. Translations of the poems by Coleman Barks, who has taught English and poetry in University of Georgia, have been included in this edition.
The translations of the poems bring to life the poet’s spiritual essence. The book can make understanding the complex meanings and deeper conjectures of some of Rumi’s poems easy for readers by describing the texts in a lucid fashion.
Book 2: The Book of Rumi: 105 Stories and Fables that Illumine, Delight, and Inform
It is said that: “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world”. This new collection of Rumi stories fills that need. A luminous translation by Maryam mafi brings the classic poet Rumi’s distinctive and timeless Sufi lessons to a new audience, transforming the original verses into prose that conveys the vibrancy of the medieval setting and at the same time also sounds fresh. This beautifully produced volume also reiterates Rumi’s value in modern society. This fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume masnavi, explores the hidden spiritual aspects of everyday experience. Rumi transforms the seemingly mundane events of daily life into profound Sufi teaching moments. These prose gems open the mystical portal to the world of the ancient mystic. Rumi’s voice alternates between playful and authoritative, whether he is telling stories of ordinary lives or inviting the discerning reader to higher levels of introspection and attainment of transcendent values. Mafi’s translations Delicately reflect the nuances of Rumi’s poetry while retaining the positive tone of all of Rumi’s writings, as well as the sense of suspense and drama that mark the essence of the masnavi.
About the Author
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, popularly known as only Rumi, was 13th a century mystic Sufi poet. He was also a scholar, a jurist and an Islamic theologian, whose poems and writings have crossed borders to influence people and societies among Iranians, Turks, Greeks, Central Asian Muslims and many other nationalities. Considered as the greatest Persian poet, his works have been translated into many languages and is as one of the most popular poets in America.
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