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The canticle of the birds : illustrated through Persian and Eastern Islamic art

Author: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār; Michael A Barry; Laylī Anvar; Afkham Darbandi; Dick Davis
Publisher: Paris : Diane de Selliers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A masterpiece of Persian literature illustrated by 207 Persian,Turkish, Afghan and Indo-Pakistani miniatures from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, from public and private collections from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār; Michael A Barry; Laylī Anvar; Afkham Darbandi; Dick Davis
ISBN: 9782364370319 2364370310
OCLC Number: 881446582
Notes: Translated from the Persian.
In slipcase.
Description: 447 pages : illustrations (colour), map ; 34 cm
Contents: Taking flight / by Leili Anvar --
A note on the translation / by Dick Davis --
Sîmorgh in Persia's sky / by Michael Barry --
The canticle of the birds --
Prologue --
The birds gather together --
The birds question the hoopoe --
The seven valleys --
Sîmorgh --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Manṭīq al-ṭayr.
Responsibility: Farîd od-Dîn ʻAṭṭâr ; translated from the Persian by Afkham Darbandi and Dick Davis ; scholarly supervision of the iconography by Michael Barry ; commentaries on the works of art by Michael Barry with the contribution of Leili Anvar.

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Dick Davis has breathed new life into his 1984 translation of the "The Canticle of the Birds" by Twelfth Century poet Farid-ud-Din Attar. The new publication has additional translations, re-worked Read more...

 
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