Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by David Barber

This literature criticism consists of approximately 38 pages of analysis & critique of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi.
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Critical Essay by David Barber

SOURCE: Barber, David. “Rumi Nation.” Parnassus: Poetry in Review 25, nos. 1 & 2 (2001): 176-209.

In the following essay, Barber reviews several contemporary translations of Rumi's works, including Coleman Barks's The Glance: Songs of Soul-Meeting, Coleman Barks and John Moyne's The Essential Rumi, Dick Davis's Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams, Andrew Harvey's The Teachings of Rumi, and Shahram T. Shiva's Rending the Veil: Literal and Poetic Translations of Rumi, in a wide-ranging discussion of translation across time and culture and the phenomenon of the popularized, simplified Rumi as a “New-Age Mystic” whose work only vaguely resembles the complex thirteenth-century Persian poetry.

Most everyone has heard some version of this parable. An Indian raja and his war entourage pitch camp near a village...

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