The Conference Of The Birds

April 17, 2018|
The Conference Of The Birds by Attar
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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.

Sholeh Wolpé is an Iranian-American poet and writer. The author of more than ten books of poems, translations, and anthologies, she is the recipient of a PEN/Heim grant, the Midwest Book Award, and the Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, among others. Wolpé lives in Los Angeles.
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Title:The Conference Of The Birds
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8.02 X 5.39 X 0.96 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.02 X 5.39 X 0.96 in
Published:April 17, 2018
Publisher:WW Norton
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780393355543

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