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book.jpgThe Soul of Rumi

(Harper San Francisco)

Rumi's ancient mystical poetry swings between ideals of transcendence and destruction. Having spent twenty-five years translating this ecstatic Sufi mystic, Coleman Barks explores the extreme polarities that underlie the work.

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The Soul of Rumi

Coleman Barks

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Michael Silverblatt

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