The Conference of the Birds Book

The Conference of the Birds


  • Author : Farid Attar
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140444346

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The Conference of the Birds Book Description :

An allegorical poem about the search of the world's birds for the perfect king illustrates the mystical beliefs of sufism

The Conference of the Birds Book

The Conference of the Birds


  • Author : Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN 10 : 0871291061

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The Conference of the Birds Book Description :

The Conference of the Birds is one of the great works of world literature. In Farid ud-Din Attar's masterpiece, the nature of the spiritual path is examined through the allegory of thirty brave birds that go in search of their king through the peaks of exultation and valleys of despair that represent the stages of the seeker as he travels toward enlightenment. Attar was the predecessor of the great Persian Sufi poet Jalalludin Rumi, who borrowed Attar's technique of weaving wisdom within entertaining and amusing tales.

Conference of the Birds Book

Conference of the Birds


  • Author : Farid Al-Din Attar
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2001-10-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1578632463

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Conference of the Birds Book Description :

First written in the 12th century, Conference of the Birds is an allegory of extreme measures for extreme times -- the story of birds seeking a king is the story of all of us seeking God. Like the birds, we may be excited for the journey, until we realize that we must give up our fears and hollow desires, that our journey will be long and hard. Like the duck, we may not wish to leave the water. Like the nightingale, we may want to stay close to our roses. Direct and to the point, Masani's translation, made in the early part of the 19th century, is particularly apropos for our early 21st century times -- both are periods of intense spiritual seeking.

The Conference of the Birds Book

The Conference of the Birds


  • Author : Farīd al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm ʻAṭṭār
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:66379251

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The Conference of the Birds Book

The Conference of the Birds


  • Author : Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: American drama
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:824659693

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The Conference of the Birds Book

The Conference of the Birds


  • Author : Farid Ud-Din Attar
  • Publisher : Interlink Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : 1566569354

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The Conference of the Birds Book Description :

A RICHLY-ILLUSTRATED MYSTICAL CLASSIC . NEW IN PAPERBACK. The Conference of the Birdsis a twelfth-century Sufi allegorical poem. The story of the quest for a king undertaken by the birds of the world, it also describes the Sufi (or mystical Islamic) path to enlightenment. Though hugely popular and influential in the Islamic world, the poem is still relatively unfamiliar in the West. In this edition, the poet Raficq Abdulla has reinterpreted key extracts to make the wisdom of Sufism accessible to the contemporary reader. Combining amusing anecdotes and satire with passages of great mystical beauty, the poem uses the birds journey to describe the stages of spiritual experience. This edition is richly illustrated with illuminations from Persian manuscripts.

Conference of the Birds Book

Conference of the Birds


  • Author : John Heilpern
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135864224

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Conference of the Birds Book Description :

Conference of the Birds is John Heilpern's true story of an extraordinary journey. In December 1972, the director Peter Brook and an international troupe of actors (Helen Mirren and Yoshi Oida among them) left their Paris base to emerge again in the Sahara desert. It was the start of an 8,500-mile expedition through Africa without precedent in the history of theater. Brook was in search of a new beginning that has since been revealed in all his work--from Conference of the Birds and Carmen to The Mahabharata and beyond. At the heart of John Heilpern's brilliant account of the African experiment is a story that became a search for the miraculous.

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The Conference of the Birds


  • Author : Ransom Riggs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735231511

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“Do you trust me?” An instant bestseller, A Map of Days launched readers into the previously unexplored world of American peculiars, one bursting with new questions, new allies, and new adversaries. Now, 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 next installment of the beloved, bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

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The Conference of the Birds


  • Author : Farid Attar
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2005-03-31
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141920955

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The Conference of the Birds Book Description :

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 Book

The Conference of the Birds


  • Author : Attar
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393292190

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“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 to the faraway peaks of Mount Qaf in search of the mysterious Simorgh, their king. Attar’s beguiling anecdotes and humor intermingle the sublime with the mundane, the spiritual with the worldly, while his poem models the soul’s escape from the mind’s rational embrace. Sholeh Wolpé re-creates for modern readers the beauty and timeless wisdom of the original Persian, in contemporary English verse and poetic prose.