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Shah, Idries 1924-1996

Overview
Works: 305 works in 1,168 publications in 6 languages and 25,292 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  History  Legends  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Adapter, Creator, Author of introduction, Collaborator, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: PN6071.S85, 297.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Idries Shah
The Sufis by Idries Shah ( Book )
59 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The way of the Sufi by Idries Shah ( Book )
65 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of the dervishes : teaching-stories of the Sufi masters over the past thousand years by Idries Shah ( Book )
38 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Blurb: Although enormously attractive as sheer entertainment, dervish tales are never presented merely on the level of fable, legend or folklore. They stand comparison in wit, construction and piquancy with the finest stories of any culture, yet their true function as Sufi teaching-stories is so little known in the modern world that no technical or popular term exists to describe them. For centuries, dervish masters have instructed their disciples by means of these tales, which are held to contain powers of increasing perception unknown to the ordinary man. Some tales are meant to be told only to people who have received a certain mystical preparation; some are deliberately restricted in their currency to people of certain cultural traditions. Idries Shah spent many years travelling three continents to collect and compare oral versions of these remarkable stories. In one form or another, many of them have found their way into the literary traditions of both East and West. His anthology, presented in the dervish manner, contains stories drawn from the repertoires of dervish masters over a period of more than a thousand years
World tales : the extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all times, in all places ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of 65 folktales, each with an introduction outlining the appearance of the tale in various cultures
Wisdom of the Idiots by Idries Shah ( Book )
23 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and French and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caravan of dreams by Idries Shah ( Book )
21 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of extracts, translations, thoughts, and teachings of the Middle East and Central Asia
Kara Kush : a novel by Idries Shah ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and French and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A riveting and fast-paced novel in which "Kara Kush"-or "The Eagle," as the Afghan-born, American-schooled, Adam Durany becomes known-returns to his homeland to lead his people against the Soviet atrocities and communist infiltration that threaten to annihilate his country and its dreams of modernization. Adam, convinced that a resistance movement is imperative, rallies his followers, the ill-equipped patriots, to fight back
Learning how to learn : psychology and spirituality in the Sufi way by Idries Shah ( Book )
23 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In response to the many inquiries he has received about the Sufi tradition from people from all walks of life, leading Sufi expert Idries Shah presents a clarifying series of questions and answers that illustrates how traditional Sufi concepts can resolve our social, psychological, and spiritual problems
Thinkers of the East by Idries Shah ( Book )
29 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pleasantries of the incredible Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah ( Book )
37 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The silly chicken by Idries Shah ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Sufi teaching tale of a chicken that has learned to speak as people do and spreads an alarming warning, which causes the townspeople to panic without first considering the messenger
The clever boy and the terrible, dangerous animal by Idries Shah ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Sufi teaching tale of a boy who visits another village and helps the townspeople deal with their fear of something that they have mistaken for a terrible, dangerous animal
The exploits of the incomparable Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah ( Book )
32 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected stories about a popular figure in the folklore of many Asian and European countries
The lion who saw himself in the water by Idries Shah ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As he gapes and growls at his ferocious reflection in a pool of water as shiny as a mirror, a terrified lion grows desperately thirsty
Sufi studies: East and West; a symposium in honor of Idries Shah's services to Sufi studies by twenty-four contributors marking the 700th anniversary of the death of Jalaluddin Rumi (A.D. 1207-1273) by L. F Rushbrook Williams ( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The magic monastery: analogical and action philosophy of the Middle East and Central Asia by Idries Shah ( Book )
24 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oriental magic by Idries Shah ( Book )
34 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man with bad manners by Idries Shah ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this retelling of a folktale from Afghanistan, a clever boy and other villagers devise a plan to improve the manners of one of their neighbors
The dermis probe by Idries Shah ( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The commanding self by Idries Shah ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mixture of primitive and conditioned responses, common to everyone, which inhibits and distorts human progress and understanding
 
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Alternative Names
Hashimi, Idries Shah
Hashimi, Idries Shah, 1924-1996
Hashimi, Indries Shah, 1924-1996
Idries Shah.
Idries, Shah 1924-1996
Idries Shah Sayed.
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Idries Shah, Sayed, 1924-1996
Idries Shah, Sayyid, 1924-1996
Idries Sjaah, Saijid, 1924-1996
Idrīs Šāh, 1924-1996
Idrīs Šāh, Sayyid, 1924-1996
Idris Shah.
Idris Shah 1924-1996
Idris Shah, Sayyid, 1924-
Idris Shah, Sayyid, 1924-1996
Idrīs@Šāh, #Sayyid, 1924-1996
Idrīss Šāhs, 1924-1996
Šāh, Idries
Šāh Idries 1924-1996
Šah, Idris.
Şah, İdris, 1924-1996
Šāhs, Idrīss, 1924-1996
Shah, I. 1924-1996
Shah, Idries
Shah, Idries Sayed.
Shah, Idries, Sayed, 1924-
Shah, Idries, Sayed, 1924-1996
Shah, Idries, Sayyid, 1924-1996
Shah, Idris.
Shāh, Idrīs, 1924-1996
Shah, Indries, Sayed, 1924-1996
Shah, Sayed Idries
Shah, Sayed Idries 1924-1996
Shah, Sayyid Idries 1924-1996
Shah, Sejjed Idries.
Shakh, Idries.
Shakh, Idris
Shakh, Idris, 1924-1996
Shoçh, Idris
Shoḣ, Idris, 1924-1996
Sjaah, Idries, Saijid, 1924-1996
Идрис Шах, 1924-1996
Шах, Идрис, 1924-1996
シャー, イドリース
Languages
English (447)
Spanish (16)
French (11)
German (4)
Multiple languages (1)
Russian (1)
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