Rumi’s Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love

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The-acclaimed-New-York-Times-bestselling-author-of-Smash-Cut,-Flannery,-and-City-Poet-delivers-the-first-popular-biography-of-Rumi,-the-thirteenth-century-Persian-poet-revered-by-contemporary-Western-readers.-Ecstatic-love-poems-of-Rumi,

The-acclaimed-New-York-Times-bestselling-author-of-Smash-Cut,-Flannery,-and-City-Poet-delivers-the-first-popular-biography-of-Rumi,-the-thirteenth-century-Persian-poet-revered-by-contemporary-Western-readers.-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-breakthrough-biography,-Brad-Gooch-brilliantly-brings-to-life-the-man-and-puts-a-face-to-the-name-Rumi,-vividly-coloring-in-his-time-and-place—a-world-as-rife-with-conflict-as-our-own.-The-map-of-Rumi’s-life-stretched-over-2,500-miles.-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.-Ambitious,-bold,-and-beautifully-written,-Rumi’s-Secret-reveals-the-unfolding-of-Rumi’s-devotion-to-a-“religion-of-love,”-remarkable-in-his-own-time-and-made-even-more-relevant-for-the-twenty-first-century-by-this-compelling-account.

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