Synopses & Reviews
This new anthology brings together two classic translations of work by the thirteenth-century Persian mystic, Jalálu'lDín Rúmí. The first part constitutes an inspiring collection of mystical poems: delicately rhythmical versions of over a hundred short passages, together with brief but illuminating notes. The second half of this anthology comprises some of the most important stories from the Mathnawí
, Rúmí's most famous work, rendered with all the liveliness and immediacy that makes this narrative poem such a masterpiece.
Uniting both elements of this volume is the sure touch of translator Reynold A. Nicholson, who renders faithfully the most profound qualities of Rúmí, and who captures beautifully the passionate essence of this great mystical thinker. Illustrating as it does the Súfí quest for spiritual perfection and proximity to God, this comprehensive selection of work is essential reading for all those who wish to gain a deeper insight into the intellect and imagination of Jalálu'l-Dín Rúmí.
Rumi is now the most read poet in America! Vibrant and fresh, his words are as appealing today as when first written centuries ago. Uniquely blending romantic passion with Sufi mysticism. Rumi's inspirational words span culture and time, touching the hearts of millions.
A Rumi Anthology gathers Rumi's most beloved and beautiful poems, lovingly translated by Reynold Nicholson. Perfect for browsing through, the anthology reflects Rumi's works on mysticism, love, ethics, and more.
Comprising two books of translations by Reynold A. Nicholson, Rumi Poet and Mystic and Tales of Mystic Meaning, this new anthology offers 170 passages from Rumi's greatest works in one
Combining two of Rumi's major works, "Rumi: Poet and Mystic "and "Tales of Mystic Meaning", this is a spiritual anthology that will be treasured by all those who value the writings of the 13th century Sufi mystic.