Conference of the Birds


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-a system concerned with the search for truth through God – it describes the conference of the birds of the world when they meet to begin the search for their ideal king, the Simurgh bird. Both witty and profound, worldly and spiritual, The Conference of the Birds transforms deep belief into magnificent poetry.

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Author: Farid ud Din Attar
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Year: 2011
Pages: 278
Printed: UK
ISBN: 978-0-140-44434-6
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 224gr.
Description: The Conference of the Birds is one of the great works of world literature. As in the Arabian Nights, the reader is taken to exotic lands and entertained with beguiling stories full of humor and mystery. Stories are woven within stories in this allegory of the mystic path that leads to the realization of Truth.

Weight .225 kg