The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Attar
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0140444343
Available:
Release: 2005-03-31
Editor: ePenguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farīd al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm ʻAṭṭār
Pages: 147
ISBN: OCLC:66379251
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Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780735231511
Available:
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 grandfather Abe’s secret life entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly con­tacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor—Save the future of all peculiardom. With only a few bewildering clues to follow, Jacob must figure out how to find V, the most enigmatic, and most powerful, of Abe’s former associates. But V is in hiding and she never, ever, wants to be found.

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Alexis York Lumbard
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9781937786021
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: World Wisdom, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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."

Conference of the Birds

Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Al-Din Attar,Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1578632463
Available:
Release: 2001-10-15
Editor: Weiser Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Shahnameh

Shahnameh
Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi
Pages: 1040
ISBN: 9781101993231
Available:
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition A Penguin Classic Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Conference of the Birds

Conference of the Birds
Author: John Heilpern
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781135864224
Available:
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Bird Parliament

Bird Parliament
Author: Farid ud-Din Attar
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781465576590
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781594745133
Available:
Release: 2011-06-07
Editor: Quirk Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0735231508
Available:
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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 in the next installment of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series."--

Everyone Prays

Everyone Prays
Author: Alexis York Lumbard
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781937786199
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: World Wisdom, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Christians, Jews, and Muslims all pray. So do Hindus and Buddhists. Many others pray too.” So begins Everyone Prays, a bright and colorful concept book celebrating the diverse ways that people pray. In a vibrant yet accessible manner, young readers are transported on a visual tour across the globe. They will discover the Native American sun dance ceremony, visit the sacred sites in Jerusalem, behold the Shinto shrines in Japan, watch Maasai dances in Kenya, see pilgrimages to the river Ganges in India, and much, much more. With an appendix to help answer questions children might have, Everyone Prays offers young hearts and minds a chance to learn that although people from other places and cultures may seem different, we all share the diverse world of faith and prayer. And what a bright and beautiful world it is!

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Attar,Sholeh Wolpé
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0393355543
Available:
Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

for anyone sickened by extremism's poison."

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Peter Sís
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0143124242
Available:
Release: 2013-10-29
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Why Translation Matters

Why Translation Matters
Author: Edith Grossman
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9780300163032
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator's role. As the acclaimed translator Edith Grossman writes in her introduction, "My intention is to stimulate a new consideration of an area of literature that is too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented." For Grossman, translation has a transcendent importance: "Translation not only plays its important traditional role as the means that allows us access to literature originally written in one of the countless languages we cannot read, but it also represents a concrete literary presence with the crucial capacity to ease and make more meaningful our relationships to those with whom we may not have had a connection before. Translation always helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. As nations and as individuals, we have a critical need for that kind of understanding and insight. The alternative is unthinkable"."--Jacket.

Conference of the Birds

Conference of the Birds
Author: John Heilpern
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781135864293
Available:
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

I Heard God Laughing

I Heard God Laughing
Author: Hafiz
Pages: 91
ISBN: 0143037811
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inspirational compilation of poetry by the renowned Sufi mystic brings together the spiritual writings of one of Islam's greatest poets in a collection that follows the various stages of a mystic's "path of love" to growth and transformation. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

A Map of Days

A Map of Days
Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780735231481
Available:
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The instant bestseller! • New York Times bestseller • USA Today bestseller • Wall Street Journal bestseller “A Map of Days reveals Ransom Riggs at the peak of his powers, leaving loyal fans ravenous for more.” –NY Journal of Books Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe. Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited—truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop. Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom—a world with few ymbrynes, or rules—that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again illustrated by haunting vintage photographs, now with the striking addition of full-color images interspersed throughout for this all-new, multi-era American adventure.

Miss Peregrine s Peculiar Children Boxed Set

Miss Peregrine s Peculiar Children Boxed Set
Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 1280
ISBN: 9781594749469
Available:
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Quirk Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Together for the first time--the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and its two sequels, "Hollow City " and "Library of Souls, " packaged in a beautifully designed slipcase with a collectible postcard. Consumable.ble.

Madlenka

Madlenka
Author: Peter Sís
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781466857674
Available:
Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A trip around a city block is like a trip around the world! Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet Madlenka's neighbors -- the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the Latin American grocer, a retired opera singer from Germany, an African American school friend, and the Asian shopkeeper -- and look through die-cut windows to the images and memories they have carried from old country to new, we can see that Madlenka's block is as richly varied as its inhabitants. And why is Madlenka going around the block, jumping for joy? Her tooth is loose, and she wants everyone to know! Madlenka is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.

The Making of the King of Birds

The Making of the King of Birds
Author: Gladys Okali
Pages: 42
ISBN: 9781543413861
Available:
Release: 2017-04-13
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Making of the King of Birds is a book that presents numerous birds from different parts of the world. It is a novel written in allegorical form in that these birds can talk. The birds are presented in their natural behaviors. It is a story with some form of comic politics. All the birds of the world gather to vote for a king that would rule them. It is a discovery book of the nature of birds for younger children, to be read and shared by their parents. It can serve as juvenile literature for young adults. Readers are also introduced to the natural science and the acts of birds, from the largest flightless ostrich to the sky power eagle. It is educational, informative and entertaining. It is a book for all ages!