Rumi—Past and Present, East and West: The Life, Teaching and Poetry of Jalâl al-Din Rumi
The definitive study of the world's bestselling poetPainstakingly researched by a leading expert, this newanniversary edition of the award-winning biography examines thebackground, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâlal-Din Rumi, 800 years after he was born. Containing several newpoems and an updated introduction, it will make a perfect gift forRumi lovers everywhere. Drawing on a vast array of sources, fromwritings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature,this unique book is the definitive exploration of Rumi's life andwork. In addition to offering fresh perspectives on thephilosophical and spiritual context in which Rumi was writing,Lewis pays particular attention to why Rumi is the bestselling poetin the United States today. The benchmark in Rumi studies, thislandmark work contains new translations of over fifty of Rumi'spoems, as well as never-before-seen prose, extensive commentaries,and a full annotated bibliography.