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    Coleman Barks(Author)

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“Really, what other book would anyone ever need?” —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Honeybee

“Elegant and exquisite.” —Deepak Chopra, author of Muhammad, Jesus, and Buddha

The Big Red Book is a poetic masterpiece from Jalaluddin Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic whom Time magazine calls “the most popular poet in America.” Readers continue to be awed and inspired by Rumi’s masterfully lyrical, deeply expressive poems, collected in volumes such as The Illustrated Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, and the bestselling The Essential Rumi. With The Big Red Book, acclaimed poet and Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks offers a never-before-published translation of a crucial anthology of poems widely considered to be one of Persian literature’s greatest treasures.

“Coleman Barks is a pioneer and renown scholar on Rumi, the great Sufi. In his elegant and exquisite way, Coleman has made Rumi as popular as Shakespeare to the world and continues to inspire us with the Rumi’s ecstatic poetry.” (Deepak Chopra, author of The Shadow Effect and Jesus)“Really, what other book would anyone ever need?” (Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Honeybee)“Coleman Barks found Rumi floating in some Georgia lake and brought him back to life. What a blessing! Rumi says, ‘Some nights stay up until dawn, as the moon sometimes does for the sun.’ Coleman has stayed up all night, and every reader is grateful.” (Robert Bly, National Book Award-winning poet and translator)“Rumi’s Big Red Book tells us: ‘Compassion builds a door, Restlessness cuts a key.’ I am forever grateful to Coleman Barks, restless, yearning to find the bridge from Rumi and Shams to the world we presently inhabit. He is truly to Be Loved for making this ‘transaction with beauty’…” (Debra Winger, Actress)“Without question, we can credit Coleman Barks with making Rumi accessible to American readers through his modernized renditions of the best-known poems of the great Islamic mystic.... Richly sensual yet never flowery, Barks’ language emphasizes Rumi’s embodied spirituality in a book to savor.” (Booklist (starred review))“An emeritus English professor at the University of Georgia, Barks has spent 34 years working on Rumi’s poetry — you could even say that Rumi has been the secret companion musician Barks has danced to.” (Los Angeles Times)“Barks has become internationally renowned for his translations.... Rumi: The Big Red Book is the culmination of his work.” (Shambhala Sun)

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Book details

  • PDF | 512 pages
  • Coleman Barks(Author)
  • HarperOne; Reprint edition (5 Dec. 2011)
  • English
  • 2
  • Mind, Body & Spirit

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  • By Rami Elias Cremesti on 8 January 2014

    many of the poems are vague and not as attractive as the poems in the essential Rumi.however there are some lines that make the whole book worth whilerami

  • By hanykiro@doctors.org.uk on 10 March 2016

    Barks included many poems in this classic book. The way the text was divided in itself is poetic where he used a mixture of the holy names of God in Islam, some of his sophic heroes and star signs. He starts with introduction to each chapter reflecting on his experiences which is in some way is almost mystical. This sometimes is a distraction and on other occasions is enriching of the text. I like also the arabic caligraphy of the names of God using the sulus writing. The translation varied depending on the writer but they are mostly clear and elegant

  • By Ms. Kathleen Brady on 19 May 2015

    Bought this as a present for a friend and she loves it. Very good delivery.

  • By Zubin on 18 February 2016

    This book is interesting and inspiring... it's a 'have to have'.

  • By LoveGeneratesLove on 4 July 2012

    Although I prefer some other Rumi translations better than Coleman Bark's, this Rumi book is my "vademecum".I really love it.

  • By babzy on 6 February 2014

    Rumi's philosophy is based on love, something sadly lacking in the world. Reading this book reminds us of that, brutally.


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