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Rumi - Past and Present, East and West

The Life, Teachings, and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

The definitive study of the world's bestselling poet

Drawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning work examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâl al-Din Rumi, today’s bestselling poet in the United States. With new translations of over fifty of Rumi’s poems and including never before seen prose, this landmark study celebrates the astounding appeal of Rumi, still as strong as ever, 800 years after his birth.

Franklin D. Lewis is Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is a specialist in Persian literature and author of Rumi: Past and Present, East and West, also published by Oneworld.

"Excellent. A comprehensive overview of the Sufi poet-philosopher and his influence. Highly recommended for all collections."

– Library Journal

"This book is a major contribution to the study of the great Sufi poet, and it should be on the bookshelf of anyone drawn to Rumi."

– New York Review of Books

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