The Drowned Book (Paperback)

Ecstatic and Earthy Reflections of Bahauddin, the Father of Rumi

By Coleman Barks, John Moyne

HarperOne, 9780060750633, 192pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/30/2004)

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Description

The Lost Words of the Sufi Master and Father of Rumi

Bahauddin, Rumi's father, was not only a major force in the development of Islamic spirituality, but also a deeply influential force in his son's life. In this, the first ever substantial English version of a wonderful but virtually unknown book, Bahauddin proves to be a daring, spiritual genius. His voice comes through the delightful, passionate craft of Coleman Barks, who transforms the Persian translations of John Moyne into fresh spiritual literature.



About the Author

Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, Rumi: The Big Red Book, The Soul of Rumi, Rumi: The Book of Love, and The Drowned Book. He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers' PBS television series on poetry, The Language of Life and Fooling with Words. He taught English and poetry at the University of Georgia for thirty years, and he now focuses on writing, readings, and performances.



Praise For The Drowned Book: Ecstatic and Earthy Reflections of Bahauddin, the Father of Rumi

“We will return to this extraordinary Sufi book again and again to whet our appetite for yearning, mystery, and grace.”
— Spirituality and Health