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Author: Dominique LasseurCatherine TatgeBill D MoyersColeman BarksPublic Affairs Television (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1999.
Series: Sounds of poetry with Bill Moyers.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Coleman Barks, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Georgia, has become the primary conduit for translating into English the ecstatic poetry of the 13th-century Sufi poet Jalal al-Din Rumi, the bard of Islam. In this program, Bill Moyers and Dr. Barks discuss topics including the intricate challenge of transforming antiquated Persian idiom into modern English while retaining its essence.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Translations into English
Named Person: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Coleman Barks
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Lasseur; Catherine Tatge; Bill D Moyers; Coleman Barks; Public Affairs Television (Firm); Tatge/Lasseur Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 43514988
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast as a segment of: Sounds of poetry.
Credits: Director of photography, Joel Shapiro; editor, Joel Katz; music, The Paul Winter Consort.
Performer(s): Interviewer: Bill Moyers.
Event notes: Recorded at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Waterloo Village, New Jersey in 1998.
Description: 1 videocassette (27 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; stereo.
Series Title: Sounds of poetry with Bill Moyers.
Other Titles: Sounds of poetry with Bill Moyers.
Sounds of poetry (Television program)
Responsibility: producer, Dominique Lasseur ; director, Catherine Tatge ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc ; with Tatge/Lasseur Productions ; a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York.

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Coleman Barks, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Georgia, has become the primary conduit for translating into English the ecstatic poetry of the 13th-century Sufi poet Jalal al-Din Rumi, the bard of Islam. In this program, Bill Moyers and Dr. Barks discuss topics including the intricate challenge of transforming antiquated Persian idiom into modern English while retaining its essence.

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