Rumi's World

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

English | May 22, 2001 | ISBN: 0877736111 | EPUB | 224 Pages | 1 MB

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.


[Fast Download] Rumi's World

Related eBooks:
Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan
Only Companion: Japanese Poems of Love and Longing
The Chinese Lyric Sequence
Poetry Translating as Expert Action
Ovid's Early Poetry
American Poetic Materialism from Whitman to Stevens
A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry
Poems (Penguin Classics) by Li Po, Tu Fu
Goethe: A Very Short Introduction
Family Stories, Poetry, and Women's Work: Knit Four, Frog One (Poems)
Benevento Sandro - Echi di voci lontane (Liriche)
Why Poetry Matters
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.