The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

Author: Farid Attar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141920955

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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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.
The Conference of the Birds
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Farid Attar
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-03-31 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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
The Conference of the Birds
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: Alexis York Lumbard
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

Retells the most famous work by the 12th-century Persian poet, Farid al-Din Attar, about a pilgrimage taken by birds to meet "King Simorgh the Wise."
The Conference of the Birds
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Attar
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-07 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

“These lofty words are an antidote for anyone sickened by extremism's poison.” Considered by Rumi to be “the master” of Sufi mystic poetry, Attar is best known for this epic poem, a magnificent allegorical tale about the soul’s search for meaning. He recounts the perilous journey of the world’s birds
The Conference of the Birds
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Peter Sís
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-29 - Publisher: Penguin Books

A first adult book by the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning The Wall is an uplifting adaptation of the 12th-century Sufi epic poem about a flight of birds under the leadership of a hoopoe who search for a true king while enduring profound spiritual challenges. 30,000 first printing.
The Conference of the Birds
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Ransom Riggs
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-14 - Publisher: Penguin

With enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the fifth novel in the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. With his dying words, H—Jacob Portman’s final connection to his