Author: Idries Shah
Publisher: Penguin Compass
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Description from the publisher: Dervish tales are more than fable, legend or folklore. For centuries dervish masters have instructed their disciples by means of these teaching stories, which are said to increase perception and knowledge and provide a better understanding of man and the world. In wit, construction and piquancy, they compare with the finest tales of any culture.
Idries Shah spent many years traveling through three continents to collect and compare oral versions of these remarkable stories. This anthology, presented in the dervish manner, contains stories drawn from the repertoires of dervish masters over a period of more than a thousand years.