40 rregullat e dashurisë nga Elif Shafak
Ela Rubinstein is swallowed up by the stories of the Shams of Tabriz in search of Rumi and the role of the dervish in transforming the famous but not at all happy clergyman into a passionate poet and protector of love. But she also begins to apply Shams’s own teachings or rules that speak to an ancient philosophy based on the coexistence of peoples and cultures as well as the presence of love within each of us. By reading, she becomes more and more convinced that Rumi’s story resembles the story of her life, and author Zahara resembles the former Shams, liberating him. Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France in 1971. She has won many awards as a novelist and is the most widely read writer in Turkey. Critics have described him as “one of the most prominent voices in the contemporary Turkish literary world”. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and she has been awarded the honorary title of “Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature”.