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Published: 14 November 2013

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780199652037

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The Masnavi, Book Three

Jalal al-Din Rumi
Jawid Mojaddedi

Oxford World's Classics

  • The Masnavi is the greatest work by the Persian mystic Rumi, widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and often referred to as 'the Qur'an in Persian'.
  • This is the first ever verse translation of Book Three of the Masnavi, and the first translation of any kind for over eighty years.
  • The translation is based on the best critical edition of the original text, which is in turn based on the most authentic manuscripts.
  • The accompanying introduction and notes make this the ideal introduction to Rumi for the non-specialist reader.
  • This is the sequel to Jawid Mojaddedi's translations of Book One (2004) and Book Two (2007). Book One was the winner of the Lois Roth Prize from the American Institute of Iranian Studies.

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