Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Overlook Preview: RUMI: THE FIRE OF LOVE by Nahal Tajadod
A new novel based on the life of the legendary Sufi poet Rumi will soon be available for the first time in the U.S. Rumi: The Fire of Love, by Nahal Tajadod, vividly reimagines the story of Rumi, whose poetry and mystic teachings have mesmerized the world for centuries. Tajadod, a renowned translator of Rumi into French, delves into the soul and passion of Rumi in a breathtaking work that is already in production as a major motion picture. Kirkus Reviews notes that Rumi: The Fire of Love conveys the "magic of a teacher and scholar whose passion produced some of the most beautiful poetry ever written."