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Rumi: Past and Present, East and West : The Life, Teaching, and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oneworld Pubns Ltd
Publication date December 16, 2007
Pages 686
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781851685493
ISBN-10 1851685499
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.95
Summaries and Reviews
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Painstakingly researched by a leading expert, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning biography examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâl al-Din Rumi, 800 years after he was born. Containing several new poems and an updated introduction, it will make a perfect gift for Rumi lovers everywhere. Drawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature, this unique book is the definitive exploration of Rumi's life and work. In addition to offering fresh perspectives on the philosophical and spiritual context in which Rumi was writing, Lewis pays particular attention to why Rumi is the bestselling poet in the United States today. The benchmark in Rumi Studies, this landmark work contains new translations of over fifty of Rumi's poems, as well as never-before-seen prose, extensive commentaries, and a full annotated bibliography.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781851682140
 
from Oneworld Pubns Ltd (March 1, 2000)
9781851682140 | details & prices | 686 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $35.95
About: This is a definitive guide to the life and work of Jall al-Din Rumi.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781851683352 Book cover for 9781851685493
 
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from Oneworld Pubns Ltd (December 16, 2007); titled "Rumi: Past and Present, East and West : The Life, Teaching, and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi"
9781851685493 | details & prices | 686 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Painstakingly researched by a leading expert, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning biography examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâl al-Din Rumi, 800 years after he was born.
Reprint edition from Oneworld Pubns Ltd (March 1, 2004)
9781851683352 | details & prices | 704 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.96 lbs | List price $29.95
About: This long awaited paperback edition describes the key events in Rumi's magical life story: his unusual childhood, his relationship with his father, and his intense, though controversial, affection for a wandering dervish.

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