Rumi's Secret: The Life Of The Sufi Poet Of Love

Rumi's Secret: The Life Of The Sufi Poet Of Love by Brad Gooch
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Authors
Brad Gooch
ISBN
9780061999147
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
400
Dimensions
152 x 228mm
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The ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born more than eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of readers in America as well as around the world. Rumi has been compared to Shakespeare for his outpouring of creativity and St. Francis of Assisi for his spiritual wisdom. Yet his life has long remained the stuff of legend rather than intimate knowledge.

In this breakthrough biography, Brad Gooch brilliantly brings to life the man and puts a face to the name, Rumi, while at the same time vividly coloring in his time and place-a world as rife with conflict as our own. The map of Rumi's life stretched over 2,500 miles. Gooch retraces this epic journey from Central Asia, where Rumi was born in 1207, traveling with his family-who were displaced by Mongol terror-as they settle in Konya, Turkey. Pivotal was the disruptive appearance of Shams of Tabriz in the 1240s, who taught Rumi to whirl and transformed him from a respectable Muslim preacher into a poet and mystic. Their vital connection as teacher and pupil, friend and beloved, is one of the world's greatest spiritual love stories. When Shams disappeared, Rumi coped with the pain of separation by composing joyous poems of reunion, both human and divine.

Ambitious, bold, and beautifully written, Rumi's Secret reveals the unfolding of Rumi's devotion to a “religion of love,” remarkable in his own time, and made even more relevant for the twenty-first century by this compelling account.
ISBN:
9780061999147
Publication Date:
27 / 03 / 2017
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
152 x 228mm

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