As Through a Veil: Mystical Poetry in Islam

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From the beautiful odes of Jalaluddin Rumi to the whimsy of nonsense verse, this is a detailed and readable introduction to the development of Islamic mystical poetry. Annemarie Schimmel has drawn exhaustively on an enormous range of sources both ancient and modern to create this thorough survey of a unique body of literature. Travelling from continent to continent across the centuries, this fascinating story of Islamic poetry encompasses a wide spectrum of traditions and cultures, from Arabic religious verse to the ecstasies of the Persian Sufis and the popular folk poetry of India and Pakistan. Showing how the varying strands of the tradition unite to form one single message of all-embracing love, Schimmel also covers such specific topics as: the challenges of interpreting verse that is both sensual and sacred sacrifice and spiritual love the role of the feminine in folk poetry An accessible introduction for the general reader, this insightful account also contains detailed notes and a full bibliography for scholars and students, and will serve as an indispensable companion to some of the most exquisite literature ever penned.

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Annemarie Schimmel was Professor of Indo-Muslim studies at harvard University for twenty-five years.

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"What happens when a distinguished French feminist philosopher and psychoanalyst takes yoga lessons? Irigaray gets some shocks and some good ideas, too... This is a fresh look at the need for East and West to get together, and Irigaray's notion of a community without gender wars is important." -- Library Journal "[Irigaray's] notion that women breathe differently from men carry provactive implications, and the book offers a fresh approach to women's empowerment." -- Religious Studies Review "It remains a cause for celebration when a philosopher such as Irigaray not only talks about yoga, but makes it part of her practice." -- Ascent Magazine

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