Author: Annemarie Schimmel
Publisher: Oneworld Publications (December 2001)
Pages: 384 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Drawing on an enormous range of sources, this important book covers the development of Islamic mystical poetry in detail, from individual Sufi poets like the legendary Rumi, to such topic as the intricacies of sacred verse and the delightful vagaries of cryptic and nonsense poetry. An insightful account of some of the most exquisite literature ever penned.
Annemarie Schimmel was until recently Professor Indo-Muslim studies at Harvard University. Regarded as the foremost expert in the fields of Islamic mysticism and poetry, she has published extensively in both English and German, and has lectured at universities all over the world.