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Sacred Wisdom: Tales from Rumi: Essential Selections from The Mathnawi
 
 
Author
E.H. Whinfield, trans. Alan Jacobs, intro.
Publisher Watkins  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 6.25 x 4.4 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781842931226
Pages/Publication Date 186/2006
Daedalus Item Code 31329
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The 13th-century Persian poet Rumi has been rediscovered and widely celebrated in the West for his passionate engagement with the divine. This selection of his work is taken from his monumental Mathnawi—perhaps the longest mystical poem ever written—comprising 24,000 verses in rhyming couplets. In E.H. Whinfield's translation and commentary, these tales of Sufi wisdom, insight, and humor are made wonderfully accessible, presented in an elegant compact edition that fits nicely in the hand. It features a sewn binding, two-color printing, and a ribbon marker in an embossed, foil-stamped cloth cover.
 
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