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Cover of: The Glance | Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī)
About the Book

In 1244, the brilliant poet Rumi and the wandering dervish Shams of Tabriz met and immediately fell into a deep spiritual connection. The Glance taps a major, yet little explored theme in Rumi's poetry-the mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate.Coleman Barks's new translations of these powerful and complex poems capture Rumi's range from the ethereal to the everyday. They reveal the unique place of human desire, love, and ecstasy, where there exists not just the union of two souls, but the crux of the universe.Here is a new kind of love lyric for our time-one of longing, connection, and wholeness.

4 editions First published in 1999

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Cover of: The Glance
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
The Glance
Electronic resource in English
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August 28, 2001, Penguin (Non-Classics)
The Glance
in English
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October 1, 1999, Viking Adult
The Glance
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Glance
October 1, 1999, Penguin Audio
The Glance
Audio CD in English


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