Rumi: The Big Red Book: The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love and Friendship

Paperback | November 1, 2011

byColeman Barks

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“Really, what other book would anyone ever need?” —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Honeybee

“Elegant and exquisite.” —Deepak Chopra, author of Muhammad, Jesus, and Buddha

The Big Red Book is a poetic masterpiece from Jalaluddin Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic whom Time magazine calls “the most popular poet in America.” Readers continue to be awed and inspired by Rumi’s masterfully lyrical, deeply expressive poems, collected in volumes such as The Illustrated Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, and the bestselling The Essential Rumi. With The Big Red Book, acclaimed poet and Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks offers a never-before-published translation of a crucial anthology of poems widely considered to be one of Persian literature’s greatest treasures.

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“Really, what other book would anyone ever need?” —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Honeybee“Elegant and exquisite.” —Deepak Chopra, author of Muhammad, Jesus, and BuddhaThe Big Red Book is a poetic masterpiece from Jalaluddin Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic whom Time magazine calls “the most popular poet in America.” Readers continue to be ...

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Considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, The Big Red Book is perhaps the greatest work of Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic who also happens to be the bestselling poet in America.Rumi was born in 1207 to a long line of Islamic theologians and lawyers on the eastern edge of the Persian Empire in what is now Afghanistan. In o...

Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author ofThe Essential Rumi,Rumi: The Big Red Book,The Soul of Rumi,Rumi: The Book of Love, andThe Drowned Book. He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers' PBS television series on poetry,The Language of LifeandFooling with Words. He taught English and poetry at the Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.28 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061905836

ISBN - 13:9780061905834

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“Barks has become internationally renowned for his translations.... Rumi: The Big Red Book is the culmination of his work.”