Spiritual Verses

Spiritual Verses


Translator: Alan Williams
Editor/introduction: Alan Williams
Notes by: Alan Williams

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447910
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Spiritual Verses

Spiritual Verses

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Translator: Alan Williams, Editor/introduction: Alan Williams, Notes by: Alan Williams

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