Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.13 × 5.5 × 1.05 in
Published: January 16, 1997
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0062509594
ISBN - 13: 9780062509598
From the Publisher
The ecstatic, spiritual poetry of Rumi is more popular than ever, and The Essential Rumi continues to be far and away the top-selling title of all Rumi books. With the addition of many new poems and a new introduction, The Essential Rumi is now clearly the definitive, and most delightful selection of Rumi?s poetry.
About the Author
Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, Rumi: The Book of Love, and The Drowned Book. He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers's PBS television series onpoetry, "The Language of Life" and "Fooling with Words." He taught English and poetry at the University of Georgia for thirty years, and he now focuses on writing, readings, and performances.
From Our Editors
A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, The Essential Rumi translates the estatic poetry of the famed twelfth-century Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi".The gold of Rumi pours down through Coleman's words".--Jack Kornfield. "(A) delightful treasury".--Publishers Weekly
"If Rumi is the most-read poet in America today, ColemanBarks is in good part responsible. His ear for the truly divinemadness in Rumi''s poetry is truly remarkable." -- Huston Smith, author of "The World''s Religions""In this.delightful treasury, Barks sparklingly demonstratesonce again why his free-form interpretations of [Rumi''s] poetryhave been a major impetus for the current Rumi vogue."-- "Publishers Weekly""Perhaps the world''s greatest spiritual poet--the gold of Rumipours down through Coleman''s words. The words leap off thepage and dance!" -- Jack Kornfield, author of "A Path with Heart"""The Essential Rumi" is a rare and precious book that will stir the hearts of Rumi devotees and win many new converts."-- "Body Mind Spirit"