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The conference of the birds

Author: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār; Dick Davis; Afkham Darbandi
Publisher: London, England ; New York, NY, : Penguin Books, 2011
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Translations
Translations into English
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār; Dick Davis; Afkham Darbandi
OCLC Number: 778810240
Language Note: In English; translated from Persian.
Notes: Translation of: Manṭiq al-ṭayr.
"Biographical index": p. [271]-278.
Description: xxvi, 278 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A note on the translation --
Conference Of The Birds. ; Prologue ; Conference of the birds ; Epilogue.
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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