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The Illuminated Rumi
By Coleman Barks (trans), Michael Green (contributor) and Jalal Al-Din Rumi
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harmony Books
Publication date November 1, 1997
Pages 125
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780767900027
ISBN-10 0767900022
Dimensions 0.75 by 9 by 11.75 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Original list price $30.00
Summaries and Reviews
A magical journey through some of Rumi's most astonishing poems describing the reaffirmation of life, enlightenment, and the meaning of life is accompanied by vibrant and compelling artwork that is a combination of typography, original art, photographs, and prints. (view table of contents) description: Product Description: Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey to the ocean of meanings...

In the mid-thirteenth century, in a dusty marketplace in Konya, Turkey, a city where Muslim, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist travelers mingled, Jelaluddin Rumi, a popular philosopher and scholar, met Shams of Tabriz, a wandering dervish.  Their meeting forever altered the course of Rumi's life and influenced the mystical evolution of the planet.  The bond they formed was everlasting--a powerful transcendent friendship that would flow through Rumi as some of the world's best-loved ecstatic poetry.

Rumi's passionate, playful poems find and celebrate sacred life in everyday existence.  They speak across all traditions, to all peoples, and today his relevance and popularity continue to grow.  In The Illuminated Rumi, Coleman Barks, widely regarded as the world's premier translator of Rumi's writings, presents some of his most brilliant work, including many new translations.  To complement Rumi's universal vision, Michael Green has worked the ancient art of illumination into a new, visually stunning form that joins typography, original art, old masters, photographs, and prints with sacred images from around the world.

The Illuminated Rumi is a truly groundbreaking collaboration that interweaves word and image: a magnificent meeting of ancient tradition and modern interpretation that uniquely captures the spiritual wealth of Rumi's teachings.  Coleman Barks's wise and witty commentary, together with Michael Green's art, makes this a classic guide to the life of the soul for a whole new generation of seekers.

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9780767900027 | details & prices | 125 pages | 9.00 × 11.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Gathers and illustrates poems by the popular thirteenth century Sufi philosopher and saint

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