The Forty Rules of Love
Listen to Elif Shafak's The Forty Rules of Love reviewed on NPR In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century,... show more
Listen to Elif Shafak's The Forty Rules of Love reviewed on NPR In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams's search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, that offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mirrors her own and that Zahara—like Shams—has come to set her free.
Publish date: February 18th 2010
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Elif Shafak is one of the critically acclaimed writers with an exuberant style of writing of the modern era. Her style of writing is simple yet poignant and so very understandable for the humblest of minds. I myself am a personal fan of such a writing style…which reaches out to the masses without be...
Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak was not one of those books which i would have picked up myself if not for the book club read, but now i am glad to have read this. I thought the title gave up everything about the book but i was wrong, in my opinion I would say it was not Forty rules of love but Fo...
لم أكن أتوقع ان مراجعتي لرواية بهذه الروعة ستكون قصيرة بهذا الشكل! ربما يكون هدير الحُزن الذي تُشعِله فيكَ الرواية هو السبب في انحناءة الكلمات وتواضع الوصف. هو عدد قليل جداً من الروايات ذلك الذي يمكنه أن يغير حياتك بالكامل. لا شك أن "قواعد العشق الأربعون" هي واحدة من هذه الروايات. دعك من السلبيات ...
Basically a self-help book for "not religious, but spiritual" westerners & a novelized introduction to Rumi. As a self-help book I find it making more sense & much better written than the likes of [b:The Alchemist|865|The Alchemist|Paulo Coelho|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1287827991s/865.jpg|48354...
I totally judged this book by its cover (gorgeous and colorful). I read it over Valentine's Day three years ago, and couldn't put it down.