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English Verse Translation of Book Five of Medieval Sufi Poet Jalal al-Din Rumi's Masnavi (The Couplets)
Jawid Mojaddedi, Rutgers University

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The Masnavi: Book Five (Book)
Title: The Masnavi: Book Five
Author: Rumi
Editor: Jawid Mojaddedi
Abstract: This is the first ever translation of the entirety of Book Five of Rumi's magnum opus, The Masnavi, into English. Prior to this verse translation in heroic couplets, translations were either of selected passages or in lineated prose with passages deemed too salacious rendered into Latin, as was the convention in Britain of the early twentieth century. This fifth book of Rumi's The Masnavi is well-known to contain much sexually explicit content within teaching stories about the path of annihilation of the self in a total and uncompromising way.
Year: 2022
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: page of the book on the Oxford University Press website
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Translation
ISBN: 978-0192857071
Translator: Jawid Mojaddedi
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes