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Author ʻAṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīn, -approximately 1230.

Title The conference of the birds / Farid ud-Din Attar ; translated with an introduction by Afkham Darbandi and Dick Davis.

Imprint London, England ; New York, NY, U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2011, c1984.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    891.5511 ATT    Available
Edition Rev. ed.
Description xxvi, 278 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Note Translation of: Manṭiq al-ṭayr.
"Biographical index": p. [271]-278.
Contents Introduction -- Note on the translation -- Conference Of The Birds: -- Prologue -- Conference of the birds -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Biographical index.
Summary Overview: 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. Here is the great 12th-century mystical poem in an inexpensive unabridged translation.
Local Note PAS: A copy of this title was provided by the American Library Association, Public Programs Office, Bridging Cultures, Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Collection.
Subject Sufi poetry.
Sufi poetry, Persian.
Sufism -- Early works to 1800.
American Library Association. Public Programs Office. Bridging Cultures, Muslim Journeys.
Added Author Davis, Dick, 1945-
Darbandi, Afkham, 1948-
Added Title Manṭiq al-ṭayr. English
ISBN 0140444343

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