The Essential Rumi - Reissue: New Expanded Edition by Coleman BarksThe Essential Rumi - Reissue: New Expanded Edition by Coleman Barks

The Essential Rumi - Reissue: New Expanded Edition

byColeman Barks

Paperback | May 28, 2004

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This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.

Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever.

The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.

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 Georgi...
Title:The Essential Rumi - Reissue: New Expanded EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:May 28, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062509594

ISBN - 13:9780062509598

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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

Editorial Reviews

"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"