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The spiritual masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition-in a brilliant new translation
The longest single -authored "mystical" poem ever written, the Masnavi-ye Ma'navi, or "spiritual couplets," is the masterpiece of the Persian Sufi tradition. Its author, Jalaloddin Rumi, was a poet and mystic of the highest attainment, but he was first and foremost a spiritual teacher, and his Masnavi is a ladder to the spiritual world, leading the reader to the ultimate goal of the Sufi path-union with God. Alan Williams's translation into blank verse beautifully conveys the poetry of the original Persian couplets, while his introduction discusses how the modern reader might approach Rumi's writing.
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Studio: Naxos AudioBooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 4.75" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Naxos AudioBooks
ISBN 9626344660 ISBN13 9789626344668
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absolutely superb Feb 11, 2008
At last, a translation of Rumi's Masnavi which, without ever being pedantic or obscure, is both faithful to the original Persian and to Rumi's teaching. I highly recommend it. This is only the first book of the Masnavi, though (the title is incomplete and misleading) and I am looking forward to the translations of the next five books. A brilliant and moving piece of work.