Conference of the Birds by Farid Attar
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Conference of the Birds
By Farid Attar

The Conference of the Birds

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Conference of the Birds by Farid Attar

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Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar's great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God it describes the consequences of the conference of the birds of the world when they meet to begin the search for their ideal king, the Simorgh bird. On hearing that to find him they must undertake an arduous journey, the birds soon express their reservations to their leader, the hoopoe. With eloquence and insight, however, the hoopoe calms their fears, using a series of riddling parables to provide guidance in the search for spiritual truth. By turns witty and profound, The Conference of the Birds transforms deep belief into magnificent poetry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140444346
ISBN-10: 0140444343
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Mar-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Conference of the Birds by Farid Attar Conference of the Birds, Hardback (July 1984)

For use in schools and libraries only. 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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Author Biography - Farid Attar

Farid ud-Din Attar, accounted as one of the greatest poets of Persia, was born around 1120 A.D. in Nishapur (also the birth place of Omar Khayyam) in North Eastern Iran. He was one of the earliest Sufi poets of Persia. He died shortly before 1220. His other chief works are Memorial of the Saints, The Book of the Divine, The Book of Affliction and The Book of Secrets.

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