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The Essential Rumi

by Coleman Barks and Maulana Jalal Al-Din Rumi

Paperback, 302 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $15.99 |


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The Sufi master's work is translated here in a comprehensive volume designed to bring all the magic, mysticism and wisdom of the great Persian poet to an English-speaking audience.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (second from left) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry next to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (far left) and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (far right) after a statement on early November 24, 2013 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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