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The Quatrains of Rumi: Complete Translation with Persian Text, Islamic Mystical Commentary, Manual of Terms, and Concordance

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This is the first complete translation of the nearly 2,000 quatrains attributed to Jalaluddin Rumi, the famous 13th century mystical poet. It is the result of over 22 years of collaboration by an American Rumi scholar and an Afghan scholar of Persian literature. It should appeal to a wide variety of lovers of Mawlana Rumi's poetry, not just specialists: general readers who ...more
Hardcover, 764 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Dari Books
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Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
Aug 05, 2013 Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore rated it it was amazing
I just ordered this book (5/25/09) and am looking forward to reading a Rumi collection that positions him within the widest parameters of Islamic Sufism, rather than trying to put new suits of clothes on him and make him speak Southern... after a few beers.

Trouble is, anyone else who takes up Rumi makes him sound stiffer than he is, and more "translated." So it will be interesting to see how this new translation sings... but it was recommended to me by Charles Upton, who himself published his ow
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Jan 10, 2014 Anna Kurenkova rated it really liked it
This is the best translation I have encountered and by far superior to Coleman Barks'. However, some of the footnotes to the quatrains are clearly unnecessary, being repetitive, obvious, or common knowledge. Many footnotes are longer than the quatrains themselves and appear to overshadow them. Barks' version is so popular because it is very accessible to the reader, while this translation treats Mawlana's literature as a religious text and scrutinizes over every word and meaning. A middle ground ...more
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Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages, and he has been described as the most popular poet and the best-selling poet in the United States.

His poetry has influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu, as well as the l
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