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Rumi (Paperback)

Nahal Tajadod

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ISBN 13: 9781590206454
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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What torments the souls of men? What would lead a respected scholar and preacher to suddenly lock himself away in a room with a strange man for forty days and nights and then to spring forth illuminated, dancing, ignited with passion and knowledge?

In Rumi, acclaimed writer Nahal Tajadod brings to vivid life this age-old tale of metamorphosis and creative fire. Since the thirteenth century, the story of Rumi and his fifty thousand unforgettable verses has mesmerized the world. Breathing life into the mystical and carnal Orient of old, Tajadod delves into the soul of artistry and, embodying the mind of the great poet, uncovers the divine passion of Rumi’s work–and beautifully displays that when the body and soul stop fighting against one another, they burn from the same plane.

NAHAL TAJADOD was born in Tehran but has lived in France since 1977. Reknowned for her translations of the poetry of Rumi into French, she is also a researcher at the French National Research Center and has published several works on history and a second novel, Passport à L’Iranienne. She lives in France with her husband, the screenwriter and film critic Jean Claude Carrière.

“[Tajadod] sensitively illustrates Rumi’s spiritualism and circles carefully around the male relationships at the core of Rumi’s life.”--Publisher’s Weekly

“At once a historical narrative, an homage to passion, a mystical parable, and a hymn to age-old questions concerning our existence.”--Alain Lallemand

“Tajaddod portrays Rumi not merely as a Sufi master, but as an embodiment of ancient spiritual wisdom absorbed from Islamic, Christian, Jewish, Greek, Persian and Indian traditions”--Rain Taxi Review of Books

“Tajadod includes a wealth of memorable lines, a banquet of sensual images, and a goodly sampling of Rumi’s rapturous love poetry.”--Ascent Magazine

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