Illustrated by Marian Bantjes
Introduced by Michael Schmidt
Translated by Coleman Barks
Coleman Barks’s sparkling translations of the writings of 13th-century poet and mystic Rumi; perfectly complemented by Marian Bantjes’s spectacular binding and intricate Islamic-inspired patterning.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, known as Rumi, is celebrated across the Islamic world as a visionary thinker, his verses revered as masterpieces of Persian literature. Nearly 750 years after Rumi’s death, Coleman Barks’s vibrant translations have also achieved the unlikely feat of making him the best-selling poet in the USA.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Arno Pro
Printed with metallic-blue and rose-gold patterns throughout
8¾˝ x 7¾˝