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Outstanding translation of a Master's work by a master,
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This review is from: Selected Poems from the Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi: Along With the Original Persian (Classics of Persian Literature, 5) (Paperback)
Though Nicholson's translations of Rumi's works are not as well known today as other translators' (some of whom can't be called translators as they don't even know Persian), Nicholson's translations are among the highest (the highest?) fidelity translations of Rumi we have. He knew Rumi's works (having translated the entire Masnawi), the philosophy and had mastery of the necessary languages and thus this annotated translation is a gem. Read the footnotes for an indepth understanding of these translations of select poems from Rumi's magnificent Divan of Shams Tabriz.