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Conference of the Birds

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ISBN-10: 0140444343

ISBN-13: 9780140444346

Edition: 2005

Authors: Farid ud-Din Attar, Afkham Darbandi, Dick Davis, Farid Attar, D. Davis

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This 12th century Persian work tells of the journey of the birds to visit King Simorgh, representing an allegory of the soul's search for unity with the divine. Sufic belief is that in such unity the distinction between self and the divine fall away.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/3/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.66" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Abolqasem Ferdowsi(9401020) is the preeminent poet in the Persian language and one of the greatest poets of his time in any language. Dick Davisis the premier translator of Persian poetry at work today. Azar Nafisiis the author of the bestselling Reading Lolita in Tehran.Dick Davis is an Englishman who has lived for most of his adult life outside his own country - in Greece, Italy, Iran and the United States. He is currently a professor of Persian at Ohio State University in Columbus.