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Rumi's secret : the life of the Sufi poet of love, Brad Gooch

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Rumi's secret : the life of the Sufi poet of love
Title
Rumi's secret
Title remainder
the life of the Sufi poet of love
Statement of responsibility
Brad Gooch
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of readers in America as well as around the world. He has been compared to Shakespeare for his outpouring of creativity and to Saint Francis of Assisi for his spiritual wisdom. Yet his life has long remained the stuff of legend rather than intimate knowledge. In this biography, Brad Gooch brings to life the man and puts a face to the name Rumi, coloring in his time and place--a world as rife with conflict as our own. Gooch traces this epic journey from Central Asia, where Rumi was born in 1207, traveling with his family, displaced by Mongol terror, to settle in Konya, Turkey. Pivotal was the disruptive appearance of Shams of Tabriz, who taught him to whirl and transformed him from a respectable Muslim preacher into a poet and mystic. Their vital connection as teacher and pupil, friend and beloved, is one of the world's greatest spiritual love stories. When Shams disappeared, Rumi coped with the pain of separation by composing joyous poems of reunion, both human and divine. Rumi's Secret reveals the unfolding of Rumi's devotion to a "religion of love."--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gooch, Brad
Dewey number
891/.5511
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
  • Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
  • Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
  • Poets, Persian
  • Mevleviyeh members
  • Mevleviyeh members
  • Poets, Persian
  • Poets, Persian
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Rumi's secret : the life of the Sufi poet of love, Brad Gooch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"In a lightning flash from here to Vakhsh" -- Samarkand -- On the Silk Road -- "Fire fell into the world" -- Konya -- "I kept hearing my own name" -- "The face of the sun is Shams of Tabriz" -- Separation -- "I burned, I burned, I burned" -- "Last year in a red cloak ... this year in blue" -- The fall of Baghdad -- "Sing, flute!" -- "A nightingale flew away, then returned" -- The religion of love -- Wedding night
Control code
ocn948560140
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 377 pages
Isbn
9780061999147
Lccn
2016023342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
Label
Rumi's secret : the life of the Sufi poet of love, Brad Gooch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"In a lightning flash from here to Vakhsh" -- Samarkand -- On the Silk Road -- "Fire fell into the world" -- Konya -- "I kept hearing my own name" -- "The face of the sun is Shams of Tabriz" -- Separation -- "I burned, I burned, I burned" -- "Last year in a red cloak ... this year in blue" -- The fall of Baghdad -- "Sing, flute!" -- "A nightingale flew away, then returned" -- The religion of love -- Wedding night
Control code
ocn948560140
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 377 pages
Isbn
9780061999147
Lccn
2016023342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps

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