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The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds


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The acclaimed translation of a magnificent work of Persian poetry--now updated with new material Composed in the twelfth century in northeastern Iran, Farid Attar's great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvelous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism, it describes the pilgrimage of the world's birds in search of their ideal king, the Simorgh bird, and the arduous journey they take to reach him. This masterly translation preserves the poem's rhymed couplet form and nuances of language. .
Authors: ʻAṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīn, -approximately 1230
Title: The conference of the birds
Publisher: London, England ;, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :, Penguin Books,, 2011, c1984
Edition: Rev. ed
Characteristics: xxvi, 278 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Farid ud-Din Attar ; translated with an introduction by Afkham Darbandi and Dick Davis
Notes: "This edition has been updated to include translations of the poem's prologue and epilogue for the first time. A new introduction by Dick Davis outlines Attar's life and beliefs, discusses the poem's themes and influence, and places it in the context of medieval literature"--P. [4] of cover
"Biographical index": p. [271]-278
Translation of: Manṭiq al-ṭayr
Additional Contributors: Darbandi, Afkham - 1948-
Davis, Dick - 1945-
ISBN: 9780140444346
0140444343
Branch Call Number: 891.5511 A8835c 2011
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