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The Masnavi. Book Four : World's Classics - Jalal al-Din Rumi

The Masnavi. Book Four

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 14th November 2017
ISBN: 9780198783435
Number Of Pages: 272

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Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi is his masterpiece. Divided into six books and consisting of some 26,000 verses, the poem was designed to convey a message of divine love and unity to the disciples of Rumi's Sufi order, known today as the Whirling Dervishes. Like the earlier books, Book Four interweaves amusing stories with homilies to instruct pupils in understanding of God's meaning. It has a special focus on the mystical knowledge of the spiritual guide, elaborated through stories such as Solomon's inspiration to the Queen of Sheba, and animal fables.

This is the first ever verse translation of Book Four of the Masnavi. It follows the original by presenting Rumi's most mature mystical teachings in simple and attractive rhyming couplets.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Introduction Note on the Translation Select Bibliography Chronology The Masnavi: Book 4 Explanatory Notes Glossary

ISBN: 9780198783435
ISBN-10: 0198783434
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 14th November 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 19.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.2

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