The Conference of the Birds (Bird Parliament)

The Conference of the Birds (Bird Parliament)

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by Farid Ud Attar
     
 

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Farid ud-Din Attar (1145/46 - 1221) was a Persian poet, druggist, and social theorist of Sufism, who wrote much of his poetry while treating hundreds of patients a day with his herbal remedies. As a young man he made a pilgrimage to Mecca, and sought wisdom during his travels in Egypt, Damascus and India. His masterpiece, "The Conference of the Birds", has survived…  See more details below

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Farid ud-Din Attar (1145/46 - 1221) was a Persian poet, druggist, and social theorist of Sufism, who wrote much of his poetry while treating hundreds of patients a day with his herbal remedies. As a young man he made a pilgrimage to Mecca, and sought wisdom during his travels in Egypt, Damascus and India. His masterpiece, "The Conference of the Birds", has survived centuries because of its captivating poetic style and its symbolic exploration on the true nature of God. This 4500-line poem follows the birds of the world, each of which hold special significance, as they seek out the Simorgh - a mythical Persian bird much like the phoenix - in hopes that he might be their king. The birds must cross seven valleys on their quest, each of which represents various trials that the individual must pass through to realize the true nature of God. Within the overlying allegory, Attar captivates readers with short, charming stories in beautiful and clever language.

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ISBN-13:
9781420943948
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
423,108
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.09(d)

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The Conference of the Birds (Penguin Classics edition) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy this on Nook. It is the wrong work and sadly there is nothing to do about it. The paperback and the Nook version are not the same thing so make sure of what you need. I will not be buying from Barnes and Noble again since this is not the first time this has happened.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Collectively a wonderful composition of variety, strength and meaning.