I Want Burning: The Ecstatic World of Rumi, Hafiz and Lalla

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9781564551900: I Want Burning: The Ecstatic World of Rumi, Hafiz and Lalla

Complete with more than 50 poems, vocals, pan flute, harmonium bells, and hand drums, this audiobook presents an inspired evening featuring works by three literary legends of the 14th-century Middle East: Jelaluddin Rumi; Hafiz, the all-time favorite poet of the Persian world; and Lalla, the astonishing Kashmiri woman poet, singer, and dancer. 1 cassette.

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An intense and fiery journey to Sufism's golden age of spiritual expression through poetry. Works by Rumi, Hafiz, and Lalla.

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Coleman Barks was born on April 23, 1937, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1972 he has taught English at the University of Georgia at Athens. Barks received the New England/Breadloaf Quarterly Narrative Poem Prize and the Southern Poetry Review's Guy Owen Award. His collections of poetry include The Juice and Gourd Seed. Barks is perhaps better known as a translator of the poet Rumi, a thirteenth century Mystic. Rumi is cpnsidered the greatest mystic of the Sufi religion and wrote extensively in Farsi, the language of Iran.

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