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The Conference of the Birds - Farid al-Din Attar, Dick Davis, Afkham Darbandi
The Conference of the Birds
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The acclaimed translation of a magnificent work of Persian poetry—now updated with new materialComposed 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... show more
The acclaimed translation of a magnificent work of Persian poetry—now updated with new materialComposed 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140444346 (0140444343)
ASIN: 140444343
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
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You know how C.S.Lewis used talking animals to bring people to Christianity? Well, this does it better and without the high handness. Of course, it isn't about bringing people to Christianity, but it does offer a deeper understanding of Islam and religion in general.
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4.0 The Conference of the Birds
It was definitely a great story, and the parables were even more enlightening.
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