The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Attar
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141920955
Available:
Release: 2005-03-31
Editor: Penguin UK
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: 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."

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farīd al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm ʻAṭṭār
Pages: 147
ISBN: OCLC:66379251
Available:
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: Attar
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780393292190
Available:
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“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.

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.

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.

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Ud-Din Attar,Raficq Abdulla
Pages: 93
ISBN: 1566569354
Available:
Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Interlink Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Al-Din Attar
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781609252236
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.

The Conference of the Birds Bird Parliament

The Conference of the Birds  Bird Parliament
Author: Farid ud-Din Attar
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1420944754
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Digireads.com Publishing
Language: en

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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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The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Pages: 376
ISBN: 0393292185
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Award-winning translator Sholeh Wolpé recaptures the beauty and lyricism of one of Persian literature's most celebrated masterpieces.

The Conference of Birds

The Conference of Birds
Author: Peter Sís
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1906838526
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Selfmadehero
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Peter Sis's deeply felt adaptation tells the story of a flock of birds who fly through seven valleys - quest, love, understanding, friendship, unity, amazement and death - to discover which one of them should be crowned king."

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Jean-Claude Carrière,Peter Brook
Pages: 79
ISBN: 0871291061
Available:
Release: 1982
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Ud-Din Attar
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1420960784
Available:
Release: 2019-02-04
Editor: Digireads.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Farid ud-Din Attar was a Persian poet, druggist, and social theorist of Sufism, who wrote much of his poetry while treating hundreds of patients a day with his herbal remedies. As a young man he made a pilgrimage to Mecca, and sought wisdom during his travels in Egypt, Damascus, and India. His masterpiece, "The Conference of the Birds," has survived centuries because of its captivating poetic style and its symbolic exploration on the true nature of God. This 4500-line poem follows the birds of the world, each of which hold special significance, as they seek out the Simurgh, a mythical Persian bird much like the phoenix, in hopes that he might be their king. The birds must cross seven valleys on their quest, each of which represents various trials that the individual must pass through to realize the true nature of God. Within the overlying allegory, Attar captivates readers with short, charming stories in beautiful and clever language. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the translation of Edward Fitzgerald.

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.

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: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Pages: 147
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002485782
Available:
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Al-Din Attar,Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Pages: 93
ISBN: UVA:X004658847
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An allegorical poem by twelfth-century Sufi poet Farid Ud-Din Attar in which a gathering of birds embark upon a quest for Simurgh, the lord of creation.

Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar
Author: Ransom Riggs
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780399538551
Available:
Release: 2016-09-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, now a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton. Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers. A perfect gift, reminiscent of classic bookmaking, this beautifully packaged volume features full-page woodcut illustrations, gold foil stamping, a ribbon, and removable back sticker. “[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder.” —Financial Times “With a Victorian style for writing and a capacity for subtle humor, the tales read as cautionary fables, rich with peril and phantasy, and will be enjoyed by teens and adults alike.” —GeekDad.com