Rending the Veil
  Literal and Poetic Translations of Rumi
 

 

By Shahram Shiva Preface by Peter Lamborn Wilson
   

Are you ready to read and hear what Rumi really said? It may surprise you. Shahram Shiva's unique four-fold translation method breaks Rumi out of the silence imposed by time, distance, and a foreign language

Shiva first renders Rumi's poems in classic Persian calligraphy. Next, he brings the poems, still in Persian, from the Arabic to the English alphabet. In the third step of the process, Rumi's words are translated literally into English. Finally, Shiva offers his own poetic translations - still on one gorgeous page.

Readers can follow the translator's process, and jump in at any phase to make their own translations - translations which will be as authentic as anyone else's.

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$6.95
288 pages; seconds only
ISBN:978-0-934252-46-1
clothbound 7 X 10 inches