Rumi's World: The Life and Works of the Greatest Sufi Poet

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Title:Rumi's World: The Life and Works of the Greatest Sufi Poet

ISBN:9780877736110

Author:Annemarie Schimmel

Publisher:Shambhala Publications

Publish Year:2001

Edition:None

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Poetry

Language:English

Remarks:B&W Illustrations.

Pages:224

Size:151 x 225 mm

Weight(gms):305

Price:USD 30.00

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  • This book (previously published as I Am Wind, You Are Fire ) celebrates the extraordinary career of Persia's great mystical poet, Rumi (1207–1273), through the story of his life, along with an enlightening examination of his ecstatic verse. Rumi lived the quiet life of a religious teacher in Anatolia until the age of thirty-seven, when he came under the influence of a whirling dervish, Shams Tabriz, and was moved to a state of mystical ecstasy. One of the results of this ecstasy was a prodigious output of poems about the search for the lost Divine Beloved, whom Rumi identified with Shams. To symbolize this search, Rumi also invented the famous whirling dance of the Melevi dervishes, which are performed accompanied by the chanting of Rumi's poems. Professor Schimmel illuminates the symbolism and significance of Rumi's vast output and offers her own translations of some of his most famous poems.

    Annemarie Schimmel

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