Glad you liked this one Trevor — I think you will find The Truth Commissioner even better and part of me wishes that I had read them in that order. In addition to what John says about him and I agree with that assessment , he is particularly good at exploring how broader societal concerns and upheavals leave an impact on those who go through them. He does that in a most accessible way. I just checked the MB archive and found I have read all of the shortlist from that year but this book and Darkmans at least twice.
Rumi: Swallowing the Sun
And I was just thinking last week about revisiting Darkmans. I really liked the extracts you quoted so will add this to my must read list. Kevin I loved Darkmans. I still think it should have won. You have all convinced me I should give park a try.
Candy: One of the reasons I was thinking about a rereading was that I did struggle with Darkmans the first time through — more about me than the book, I think, because I did finish it, albeit with questions in my mind. Have you read Barkers Behindlings?
I tried it but found I just could not get into a rhythm — may give it another go sometime in the future. Kevin — no never heard of it.
Maybe I should look at some of her other work. What would I do without you guys?
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Buy from Waterstones. Buy from Amazon US. The best-selling poet from America to Afghanistan, his words are as relevant today as ever, still resonating with contemporary concerns of both East and West alike. This beautifully presented volume draws from the breadth of Rumi's work, spanning his prolific career from start to finish.
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From the uplifting to the mellow, Franklin Lewis' polished translation will prove inspirational to both keen followers of Rumi's work and readers discovering the great poet for the first time. A disciple of the Sufi tradition, he was the figurehead of the Whirling Dervishes. The Masnavi, a narrative poem of 25, verses in six volumes, is widely considered to be the greatest spiritual masterpiece ever written. Today, Rumi is the United States' best-selling poet.