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The forty rules of love : [a novel of Rumi]

Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the parallel stories of a present day Massachusetts, unhappily married professional reader, Ella Rubinstein's inspiration of the story of Shams of Tabriz, and her own transformation, and, the 13th-century transformation of a successful but unhappy cleric, Rumi, into a mystic and poet. Shafik blends the East and the West, past and present, and presents an account of how love works in the world.
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Genre/Form: American fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elif Shafak
ISBN: 9780143118527 0143118528
OCLC Number: 670479323
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Description: 354 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Elif Shafak.

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Traces the parallel stories of a present day Massachusetts, unhappily married professional reader, Ella Rubinstein's inspiration of the story of Shams of Tabriz, and her own transformation, and, the 13th-century transformation of a successful but unhappy cleric, Rumi, into a mystic and poet. Shafik blends the East and the West, past and present, and presents an account of how love works in the world.

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