Divani Shamsi Tabriz – Rumi (1898) (1st ed)

S$160.00

Divani Shamsi Tabriz – Rumi (1898) (1st ed)

S$160.00

Title: Selected Poems from the Divani Shamsi Tabriz. Edited and translated with an Introduction, Notes, and Appendices

Author: Rumi, Reynold A. Nicholson (trans)

Publisher: Cambridge, 1898. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth spine and boards. Good. Some signs of wear, including slight fraying of spine, slight fading to covers, and slight bumping to corners. Slight foxing to text. Text clean, binding tight. With parallel English-Persian text. 367pp., app 8.5″x5.5″.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

Divan-i Kebir, also known as Divan i Shams, is a collection of poems written by the Persian poet and Sufi mystic Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, also known as Rumi. A compilation of lyric poems written in the Persian language, it contains more than 40,000 verses and over 3,000 ghazals. While following the long tradition of Sufi poetry as well as the traditional metrical conventions of ghazals, the poems in the Divan showcase Rumi’s unique, trance-like poetic style. Written in the aftermath of the disappearance of Rumi’s beloved spiritual teacher, Shams-i Tabrizi, the Divan is dedicated to Shams and contains many verses praising him and lamenting his disappearance. Although not a didactic work, the Divan still explores deep philosophical themes, particularly those of love and longing.

About Rumi (from Wikipedia):

Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, Hanafi faqih, Islamic scholar, Maturidi theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Greater Iran. Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States.