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The conference of the birds

The conference of the birds

Author: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār; Dick Davis; Afkham Darbandi
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1984.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
An allegorical poem about the search of the world's birds for the perfect king illustrates the mystical beliefs of sufism.
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Genre/Form: Quelle
Religious poetry
Poetry
Allegories
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
ʻAṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīn, -approximately 1230.
Conference of the birds.
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1984
(OCoLC)1085905264
Named Person: Farīd-ad-Dīn ʿAṭṭār; Farīd-ad-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār; Dick Davis; Afkham Darbandi
ISBN: 0140444343 9780140444346
Language Note: Translation of: Mantiq al-tayr.
OCLC Number: 11915963
Notes: Translation of: Manṭiq al-ṭayr.
"Biographical index": pages [230]-234.

Beloit College notes:
"Biographical index": p. [230]-234.
Description: 234 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Conference of the Birds - Farid ud-Din Attar Translated with an Introduction by Afkham Darbandi and Dick DavisIntroductionThe Conference of the BirdsBiographical Index
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Manṭiq al-ṭayr.
Responsibility: Farid ud-Din Attar ; translated with an introduction by Afkham Darbandi and Dick Davis.
Local System Bib Number:
u271041

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"Mantiq al-tayr" (the conference of the birds) is an elaborate allegory with many digressions. It describes how all the birds (human souls) set out in search of the Simurgh (the godhead). All but 30  Read more...
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"This felicitous translation is a classic and reaches the widest possible audience." - David Azzolina, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

 
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