A new book of verses of Rumi by an award-winning translator and poet. This selection catches Rumi in a rare mood and these are some of Rumi's most passionate and heart-felt expressions, each poem resonating with the intensity and fire rarely seen in English language before. Shiva says, "Rumi--I am constantly reminded--is a miracle. Everything about him is absolute magic. Poetry in perfect rhyme and meter poured out of him as he whirled for hours on end, or as he fell into various states of ecstasy and rapture. There is music, rhythm and breath in most of his poems in Persian language. In my work as a translator I try to bring out some of these nuances. I try to pay a special attention to Rumi as a Persian mystic, and to the origin and the method of the creation of these timeless, sublime and always magical words."
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Shahram Shiva is an author, award-winning translator and performer of Rumi, the 13th century Persian mystic poet. Born in Iran, Shiva is perhaps the only major presenter of Rumi in the West who speaks the native language of Rumi and thus has an unadulterated access to these original Persian poems. Since 1988, Shiva has translated several hundred of Rumi's poems and his translations have also been utilized by many Western Rumi interpreters. He is a longtime practitioner of Eastern mystical traditions (including Sufism) and an adept in the Persian mystical terminology.From Kirkus Reviews:
Hush ($12.95 paperback original; Dec.; 144 pp.; 0-87573-084-1): A new translation of nearly a hundred poems by the 13th- century Sufi mystic whose work has undergone an immense revival in the West during the last decade. Best known for his love poetry, Rumi was actually a theologian, and most of his verse is explicitly religious in both tone and content, also heavily mystical in the manner of St. John of the Cross. Most of the quatrains take the form of either a direct address to God (I am your servant / of your lips full of laughter. / You are the source of life. / You are the elixir of immortality) or an exposition of his nature (To Love is to reach God), while many of the odes offer homage to Rumis great friend, Shams of Tabriz (Shams of Tabriz / you are like the Sun, / for the cloud of speech, / When you rise, / your countenance / evaporates all dialogue), the Sufi dervish who introduced Rumi to the techniques of ecstatic dancing and prayer. Iranian-born translator Shivas introduction is concise and helpful andin spite of its absurd contention that Rumi is now the best read poet in Americaoffers an intelligent evaluation of the authors life and work. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Jain Publishing Company, Fremont, California, USA, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Printed Pages: 131. Size: 14 x 22 Cm. Codice libro della libreria 021814
Descrizione libro Jain Pub Co, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0875730841
Descrizione libro Jain Pub Co, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110875730841
Descrizione libro Jain Pub Co, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 131 pages. 8.75x5.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0875730841