The Illuminated Rumi (Hardcover)

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    Coleman Barks has published twelve books of Rumi's poetry, including the bestsellingThe Essential Rumi. Barks lives in Athens, Georgia, and is a professor at the University of Georgia.

    Michael Green is a critically acclaimed artist and illustrator whose books includeZen and the Art of the Macintosh, Unicornis, The Book of the Dragontooth, andThe I-Ching Records. He lives in Pennsylvania's Brandywine Valley.
    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. InThe 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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    ISBN 9780767900027
    Genre POETRY / Middle Eastern
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 125
    Publisher Date 1997-11-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Harmony Books
    Copyright Year 19970601
    Height 11.75 in
    Wdth 9.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.8 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Rumi, Jalal Al-Din

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