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A Bird In the Garden of Angels. On the Life and Times and an Anthology of Rumi

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Published: 2007
Page #: xvi + 145
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-56859-163-2, ISBN 13: 978 1-56859-163-6
bibliography, index

 
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This book is a Rumi reader for the general public. It contains a brief chapter on the history and doctrine of Sufism and mysticism, and a second chapter on the life and times of Rumi and his close associates. The rest of the book is divided into sections, each section containing an introduction and selections chosen and translated from the prolific writings of Jalaluddin Rumi and from a few other sources dealing with Rumi and his circle. Much of Rumi’s poetry and some of his prose have already been translated at various times and in various styles into many languages, including English. During the past two decades, however, there has been a surge of popular interest in Sufism and Sufi literature, and new translations in different poetic styles have been appearing. A few of the pieces in this volume were previously translated by the author and published jointly with Coleman Barks, but they are presented here in revised versions. Some of the prose and poetry in this book, however, has not been previously translated into English.

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John A. Moyne

John A. Moyne received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Linguistics and Near-Eastern Languages and Literatures. He was Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science at the City University of New York, and was the former chairman of the Computer Science Department at Queens College, and the Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Linguistics at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He has written and co-authored over a dozen books and numerous articles in professional journals in linguistics and cognitive sciences, a pioneer helping usher in the field of computational linguistics. Iranian by birth, he is regarded as one of the foremost scholars and translators of the Persian poet Rumi. He is the author of "Rumi and the Sufi Tradition", "Unseen Rain: Quatrains of Rumi", "Say I Am You: Poetry Interspersed With Stories of Rumi and Shams", and most recently, "A Bird In The Garden Of Angels: On the Life and Times and an Anthology of Rumi" (2007), among numerous other works on Rumi. John Moyne died at the age of 93 in February, 2014 at his home in Sea Cliff, New York.

Introduction
Sufism and Dogma:Life and Times of Rumi and Shams.
The Divan:
Introduction
Odes
Quatrains
Greek poems
The Mathnavi:
Introduction
Song of the Reed
Stories and Parables
The Seven Sermons:
Introduction
Sermon Excerpts
Fihi ma Fihi (Discourses):
Introduction
Discourse Excerpts
The Letters:
Introduction
Letter Selections
The Anecdotes:
Introduction
Anecdote Selections
Bibliography and Sources

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