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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 : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Farīd-ad-Dīn ʻAṭṭār; Farīd-ad-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār; Dick Davis; Afkham Darbandi
ISBN: 0140444343 9780140444346
OCLC Number: 11915963
Notes: Translation of: Manṭiq al-ṭayr.
"Biographical index": pages [230]-234.
Description: 234 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Manṭiq al-ṭayr.
Responsibility: Farid ud-Din Attar ; translated with an introduction by Afkham Darbandi and Dick Davis.

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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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