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Essential Rumi Hardcover – 4 Oct 1996

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins - US (4 October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780062509581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062509581
  • ASIN: 0062509586
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 476 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If Rumi is the most-read poet in America today, Coleman Barks is in good part responsible. His ear for the truly divine madness in Rumi's potrey is truly remarkable."-- Huston Smith, author of "The World's Religions""In this...delightful treasury, Barks sparklingly demonstrates once again why his free-form interpertations of [Rumi's] poetry...have been a major impetus for the current Rumi vogue."-- "Publishers Weekly"

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From the premier interpreter of Rumi comes the first definitive one-volume collection of the enduringly popular spiritual poetry by the extraordinary thirteenth-century Sufi mystic.

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