Rumi: The Big Red Book
The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love and Friendship
The Big Red Book is a poetic masterpiece from Jalaluddin Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic whom Time magazine calls “the most popular poet in America.” Readers continue to be awed and inspired by Rumi’s masterfully lyrical, deeply expressive poems. With The Big Red Book, acclaimed poet and Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks offers a never-before-published translation of a crucial anthology of poems widely considered to be one of Persian literature’s greatest treasures.
Rumi’s poetry has spoken the universal language of love, faith, and tolerance for over 800 years; millions turn to his words for inspiration, strength, and peace. From the beginning of time, an inner knowledge and certainty of something beyond the self has been held ... and Rumi's works help us to touch this place.