The Essential Rumi - reissue: New Expanded Edition

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Harper Collins, Sep 14, 2010 - Poetry - 416 pages

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.

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User Review  - realnicebooks - LibraryThing

Barks and Moyne have translated many of the best-loved poems of Rumi in this book and grouped them into 27 categories, such as The Tavern, Bewilderment, On Silence, and so forth. Since Rumi has left ... Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

The quality was all over the place. Some of it was beautiful, some of it was sad, some of it was funny, some of it was boring, some of it was convoluted. One of them is definitely going up onto my wall of quotes, though. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, Rumi: The Big Red Book, The Soul of Rumi, Rumi: The Book of Love, and The Drowned Book. He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers' PBS television series on poetry, 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.

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