A Bird in the Garden of Angels - On The Life and Times and an Anthology of Rumi by John A. Moyne
160 pages Pb 2007 †USA†

This book is a Rumi reader for the general public. It contains a brief chapter on the history and doctrine of Sufism and mysticism, and a second chapter on the life and times of Rumi and his close associates. The rest of the book is divided into sections, each section containing an introduction and selections chosen and translated from the prolific writings of Jalaluddin Rumi and from a few other sources dealing with Rumi and his circle. Much of Rumiís poetry and some of his prose have already been translated at various times and in various styles into many languages, including English. During the past two decades, however, there has been a surge of popular interest in Sufism and Sufi literature, and new translations in different poetic styles have been appearing. A few of the pieces in this volume were previously translated by the author and published jointly with Coleman Barks, but they are presented here in revised versions. Some of the prose and poetry in this book, however, has not been previously translated into English.
Table of Contents
Sufism and Dogma:Life and Times of Rumi and Shams.
The Divan:
Greek poems
The Mathnavi:
Song of the Reed
Stories and Parables
The Seven Sermons:
Sermon Excerpts
Fihi ma Fihi (Discourses):
Discourse Excerpts
The Letters:
Letter Selections
The Anecdotes:
Anecdote Selections
Bibliography and Sources
About the Author
John A. Moyne

Born and raised in Iran, John A. Moyne came to the United States as a youth and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Linguistics and Near-Eastern Languages and Literatures. He is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science at the City University of New York. He was the former chairman of the Computer Science Department at Queens College and head of the Ph.D. Program in Linguistics at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He has written and co-authored ten hooks and numerous articles in professional journals in linguistics, cognitive sciences, and Rumi studies.

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