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The Pleasantries of the Incredible
     

The Pleasantries of the Incredible

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by Idries Shah, Mullah Nasrudin, LeCain (Illustrator)
 

The appeal of Nasrudin is as universal and timeless as the truths he illustrates. This delightful collection of teaching stories in which Mulla Nasrudin is the main actor is both an outstanding anthology of humor and a book of Sufi wisdom.
 
Here are stories by the Sufi masters Rumi, Jami, and Attar, plus others collected by Idries Shah from the

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The appeal of Nasrudin is as universal and timeless as the truths he illustrates. This delightful collection of teaching stories in which Mulla Nasrudin is the main actor is both an outstanding anthology of humor and a book of Sufi wisdom.
 
Here are stories by the Sufi masters Rumi, Jami, and Attar, plus others collected by Idries Shah from the Persian, Afghan, Turkish, and Arabic cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140193572
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1993
Series:
Compass Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
655,686
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Pleasantries of the Incredible 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Why would anyone read these stories about this inconsistent, incomprehensible mulla? This guy who is stupid and vain, insightful and wise, at the same time. Because 'he is us' as we are in our own present and potential states. By persistent study -- without dissection -- it is possible to see the patterns in these stories reflected in our own lives. Shah published these stories from original sources over 30 years ago. With all the 'teaching story' material published since then they stand out as the real stuff for those that want it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This edition is the only one still in print of Idries Shah's four collections of Nasrudin jokes that retains the quizzical cartoons drawn by Richard Williams and Errol Le Cain. They alone are worth more than the price of the book!