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The Conference of the Birds (Penguin Classics)

The Conference of the Birds (Penguin Classics)
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Farid ud-Din Attar Farid ud-Din Attar


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Description: Amazon.com Review Like Rumi and Hafiz, the name Attar conjures up images of passionate attraction to the divine. Attar was a Persian Sufi of the 12th century and his masterpiece is The Conference of the Birds, an epic allegory of the seeker's journey to God. When all the birds of the world convene and determine that they lack a king, one bird steps forward and offers to lead them to a great and mighty monarch. Initially excited, each bird falters in turn, whereupon the leader admonishes them with well-targeted parables. These pithy tales are the delight of this 4,500-line poem, translated deftly into rhymed couplets. What ... (more)
Manufacturer: Penguin Classics
Release date: 3 July 1984
ISBN-10 : 0140444343 | ISBN-13: 9780140444346
Tags: Persian Poetry (1), Sufi Poetry (1), Poetry (1), Honors (1), College (1)
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