First published in 1963, this work puts into clear and rhythmical English one hundred stories and apologues of the Masnavi of Rumi.
Composed over a period of many years during the thirteenth century, as a manual of instruction and initiation into spiritual life, the Masnavi has long been acclaimed the greatest mystical epic of Islam. The tales were designed to illustrate in human terms the often complex doctrine, and this they do with a wealth of beauty, honour and pathos, as appealing to the modern reader as to the medieval audience to which they were originally addressed. The volume, like its predecessor Tales of the Masnavi, is included in the UNESCO list of representative great works of world literature.
This work will be of interest to those studying Islam and Middle Eastern literature.
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1963. Book Condition: Good. 1963. 252 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with silver lettering. Mild brown staining to pages on occasion. Moderate tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Heavy sunning to spine and board edges. Mild marking to boards. Bookseller Inventory # 1493734624CJD