Rumi: the big red book: the great masterpiece celebrating mystical love and friendship
“Coleman Barks is a pioneer and renowned scholar on Rumi, the great Sufi. In his elegant and exquisite way, Coleman has made Rumi as popular as Shakespeare to the world and continues to inspire us with Rumi’s ecstatic poetry.
– DEEPAK CHOPRA, New York Times bestselling author of Muhammad
“Without question, we can credit Coleman Barks with making Rumi accessible to American readers. Richly sensual yet never flowery, Barks’s language emphasizes Rumis embodied spirituality In a book to savor.
– Booklist (starred review)
“An emeritus English professor at the University of Georgia, Barks has spent thirty-four years working on Rumi’s poetry you could even say that Rumi has been the secret companion musician Barks has danced to.
– Los Angeles Times