The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

An allegorical poem about the search of the world's birds for the perfect king illustrates the mystical beliefs of sufism

Author: Farid Attar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140444346

Category: Philosophy

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An allegorical poem about the search of the world's birds for the perfect king illustrates the mystical beliefs of sufism
Categories: Philosophy

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

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."

Author: Alexis York Lumbard

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781937786021

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

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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."
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

Significantly enough, Rudaki used the same couplet form as Attar was later to use for The Conference of the Birds; but a direct influence is impossible to prove, because all but a few fragments of Rudaki's poem have been lost.

Author: Farid Attar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141920955

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: Poetry

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

A Full - Length Play For a Variable Cast Each bird may be played by a separate actor or by an actor using a " bird form . " ( Your imagination will determine the exact " form . " ) Doubling is possible by having one actor use several ...

Author: Jean-Claude Carrière

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 0871291061

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

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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.
Categories: Poetry

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

In The Conference of the Birds, Attar completes this unification, gives it a system, and brings it all together into a coherent whole. The story goes as follows: The birds of the world, representing the mystics, gather and acknowledge ...

Author: Attar

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292190

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Poetry

Conference of the Birds

Conference of the Birds

performance I seemed to be alone in judging the first Conference of the Birds a bitter disappointment . It was as if another voice was saying to me , ' Wait a minute ! It was terrible . ' And when the voice is outnumbered , it nags .

Author: John Heilpern

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0878301100

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 327

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The now legendary journey began in December, 1972, and lasted a hundred days. It was without precedent in the history of theater. Brook and his international troupe of actors left their base in Paris and disappeared into the heart of the Sahara desert. From there, they began their astonishing journey in search of the miraculous that took them 8,500 miles through the remote villages of Africa until the exhausted expedition came full circle, ending in the desert where it began. Part theater expedition and experiment, part spiritual search and comedy of errors, Brook's adventure was in essence a search for a new beginning and a completely new form of theater. The actors performed at each village they came to improvising before stunned villagers with whom they shared no common language. The outcome was to have far-reaching implications for the future of theater and a seminal impact on all of Brook's groundbreaking work thereafter - from his ninety-minute Carmen to his seven-hour epic, The Mahabharata. This classic book is the most penetrating account written about the ideas and personality of the man described as the world's greatest theater director.
Categories: Performing Arts

Conference of the Birds

Conference of the Birds

On seeing her a passer - by exclaimed : " This woman is more fortunate than men are , for she knows what we do not know . She knows 48 CONFERENCE BIRDS OF THE The Valley of Bewilderment and Stupefaction A Mother's Grief.

Author: Farid Al-Din Attar

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578632463

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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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.
Categories: Religion

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

This edition is richly illustrated with illuminations from Persian manuscripts.

Author: Farid Ud-Din Attar

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 1566569354

Category: Poetry

Page: 93

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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.
Categories: Poetry

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English A L

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English  A L

Birds , Based on the Poem by Farid Uddin Attar , Chicago , Illinois : Dramatic Publishing , 1982 Darbandi , Afkham and Dick Davis , The Conference of the Birds , with an introduction , Harmondsworth and New York : Penguin ...

Author: O. Classe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1884964362

Category: Reference

Page: 1714

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Includes articles about translations of the works of specific authors and also more general topics pertaining to literary translation.
Categories: Reference

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

Sis’s deeply felt version of the classic twelfth-century Persian epic poem tells the story of a flock of birds in search of the true king, Simorgh, who lives on the mountain of Kaf.

Author: Peter Sis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143124245

Category: Art

Page: 160

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An award-winning author and illustrator offers a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of the beloved Sufi poem Celebrated children’s book creator Peter Sis presents his first book for adults with The Conference of the Birds—a lyrical and richly illustrated story of love, faith, and the beauty of the human journey. Sis’s deeply felt version of the classic twelfth-century Persian epic poem tells the story of a flock of birds in search of the true king, Simorgh, who lives on the mountain of Kaf. Drawn from all species, the flock travels through the seven valleys: quest, love, understanding, detachment, unity, amazement, and death. The birds that endure reach the mountain to learn a profound lesson: that Simorgh the king is, in fact, each of them and all of them.
Categories: Art