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Barks, Coleman

Works: 176 works in 340 publications in 1 language and 15,624 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry  Prayers  Drama  Television plays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Interviewee, Adapter, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PK6480.E5, 891.5511
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Most widely held works about Coleman Barks
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The essential Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
23 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive collection of ecstatic poetry that delights with its energy and passion, The Essential Rumi brings the vibrant, living words of famed thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Jelalludin Rumi to contemporary readers
Rumi : the big red book : the great masterpiece celebrating mystical love and friendship by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rumi's "Divani Shamsi Tabriz" ("The Works of Shams of Tabriz"--Named in honor of Rumi's spiritual teacher and friend) is a collection of lyric poems that contain more than 40,000 verses by America's bestselling poet, and is a classic of Persian literature. Its most familiar form is as a big red book, hence the name. Coleman Barks is famous for his renderings of Rumi's poetry and his work on these particular poems has never been published anywhere. This book represents over thirty-three years on Rumi's seminal classic"--
Winter sky new and selected poems, 1968-2008 by Coleman Barks( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I am ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don't know who Tom Shadyac is? As a writer and a director, Shadyac first unleashed Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Nutty Professor remake on the world, and then a string of film fiascoes, but that's all behind him now. A bike accident left him with a host of debilitating maladies and brought him to the verge of suicide, so he took stock of his life and set out on a quest to answer some of life's greatest questions. What's wrong with the world? How do we go about fixing it? Is the fundamental nature of man essentially benevolent or cruel? So he traveled around, enlisting the aid of what he calls "significant minds" --journalists, scientists, spiritual leaders, scholars--to understand life's essential questions. "I Am" is his documentary about this quest
The soul of Rumi : a new collection of ecstatic poems by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects newly translated and annotated poems by the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic covering topics including silence, God, play, friendship, grief, and music
Rumi : the book of love : poems of ecstasy and longing by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms-erotic, platonic, divine-and Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection. Rendered with freshness, intensity, and beauty as Barks alone can do, these startling and rich poems range from the "wholeness" one experiences with a true lover, to the grief of a lover's loss, and all the states in between: from the madness of sudden love to the shifting of a romance to deep friendship to the immersion in divine love. Rumi, the ultimate poet of love, explores all "the magnificent regions of the heart," and he opens you to the lover within. Coleman Barks has made this medieval, Persian-born (present-day Afghanistan) poetic and spiritual genius the most popular poet in America today. This seductive volume reveals Rumi's charms and depths more than any other
Hummingbird sleep poems, 2009-2011 by Coleman Barks( )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems inHummingbird Sleep move associatively between Coleman Barks's personal experience and his extensive reading, weaving together a wild and eclectic range of material. A discussion of Plotinus, Barks's appearance on PBS NewsHour, a note Keats once left on Wordsworth's mantelpiece, a splinter in the heel, and a quote from the Upanishads-all make their way into Barks's most recent poems, which achieve intimacy and expansiveness at the same time
Rumi : bridge to the soul : journeys into the music and silence of the heart by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and translated ninety new poems, most of them never published before in any form."--Provided by publisher
The illuminated Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rumi's passionate, playful poems find and celebrate sacred life in everyday existence. They speak across all traditions, to all peoples, and today his relevance and popularity continue to grow. In The Illuminated Rumi, Coleman Barks, widely regarded as the world's premier translator of Rumi's writings, presents some of his most brilliant work, including many new translations."--Jacket
Open secret : versions of Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Delicious laughter : rambunctious teaching stories from the Mathnawi of Jelaluddin Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rowdy, ecstatic, and sometimes stern, these parables reveal new and very human properties in Rumi's vision. Included here are the notorious "Latin Parts" that Reynold Nicholson felt were too unseemly to appear in English in his 1920s translation. For Rumi, anything that human beings do--however compulsive or ludicrous--affords a glimpse of the inner life
Rumi poet of the heart ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A celebration of the earthy, joyous, and spiritual passion of the 13th century Persian Sufi poet, Rumi. Features Coleman Barks, the preeminent contemporary translator of Rumi's poetry, in live performance and intimate conversation
The hand of poetry : five mystic poets of Persia : translations from the poems of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi and Hafiz ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The illuminated prayer : the five-times prayer of the Sufis as revealed by Jellaludin Rumi & Bawa Muhaiyaddeen by Coleman Barks( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prayer is a drawing of the curtain, an invitation to a secret place that is discovered and explored. . . . According to tradition and the testimony of Sufi mystics, The Prayer--or Salat--was first taught by the angels, who themselves practiced it in celestial adoration. The Prayer is God's gift to all humankind, and in this gorgeously illustrated volume, its simple, archetypal practice unfolds like a fragrant, many-petaled flower, joining words and movements into a single luminous event that engages our entire being. These ancient rituals are presented here as a gift for anyone with a heartfelt desire to set aside for a moment the concerns of every day and enter a sacred time and space in which to explore the beckonings of the spirit. The authors take us through the words, movements, and hidden meanings of the Call to Prayer, the Ablutions, The Prayer itself, and the Peaceful Embrace afterwards. Faithful practice lends a sacred rhythm to each day and creates a psychological force that helps us nurture and express a profound inner harmony. This first, marvelously accessible interpretation of The Prayer also offers a compelling introductin to the wisdom and teachings of the beloved contemporary Sufi master Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, who brought new life to this mystical tradition by opening a passage to its deepest, universal realities. It is the loving handiwork of two of Bawa's best-known students, Coleman Barks and Michael Green, who also created The Illuminated Rumi. Like a jewel given extra brilliance by its setting, The Prayer is surrounded by the wisdom and understanding of the thirteenth-century Sufi master Rumi, whose generous poetry has become an essential canon for modern-day seekers in the West. The final gift is the Primeval Kalima, the core practice and most profound teaching of the Sufi, the "open secret" that leads to Divine Luminous Wisdom. From the Hardcover edition
A year with Rumi : daily readings by Coleman Barks( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks's elegant and beautiful translations of Rumi's greatest poems, including fifteen never-before-published poems. Barks includes an Introduction that sets Rumi in his context and an Afterword musing on poetry of the mysterious and the sacred. Join Coleman Barks and Rumi for a year-long journey into the mystical and sacred within and without. Join them in recognizing and embracing the divine in the sublime, in the ordinary, and in us all
The drowned book : ecstatic and earthy reflections of Bahauddin, the father of Rumi by Bahāʼ al-Dīn Valad( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The juice by Coleman Barks( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 1. Welcome to the mainland: Sekou Sundiata "oralizes" in polyrhythmic, jazz-influenced performances; Naomi Shihab Nye seeks universal truths in everyday objects and experiences
Rumi turning ecstatic ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film retraces Tina Petrova's spiritual journey over the past five years -- an experience that began with a near-fatal car crash, and ended with the wondrous discovery of Rumi and the many scholars around the world who illuminate his words and his works today
The language of life [a festival of poets] by Bill D Moyers( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a series of conversations with eighteen American poets, and in dozens of poems, The Language of Life celebrates language in its most exalted, wrenching, delighted, and concentrated form, and its unique power to recreate the human experience: falling in love, facing death, leaving home, losing faith, finding God
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バークス, コールマン
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