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Author: Farīd al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm ʻAṭṭār
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Release: 1985
File: 147 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:66379251

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“Do you trust me?” An instant bestseller, 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 into The Conference of the Birds, the next installment of the beloved, bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

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Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2020-01-14
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780735231511

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Presents an illustrated tale of thirty birds and their perilous journey through the seven valleys of Quest, Love, Understanding, Detachment, Unity, Amazement, and Death in a quest to find their true king, the Simorgh.

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Genre: Art
Author: Peter Sís
Publisher: Penguin Press HC
Release: 2011
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 1594203067

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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.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Farid Al-Din Attar
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Release: 2003
File: 93 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X004658847

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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.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Farid Al-Din Attar
Publisher: Weiser Books
Release: 2001-10-15
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781609252236

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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.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Jean-Claude Carrière
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Release: 1982
File: 79 Pages
ISBN-13: 0871291061

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In 922 AD, an Arab envoy from Baghdad named Ibn Fadlan encountered a party of Viking traders on the upper reaches of the Volga River. In his subsequent report on his mission he gave a meticulous and astonishingly objective description of Viking customs, dress, table manners, religion and sexual practices, as well as the only eyewitness account ever written of a Viking ship cremation. Between the ninth and fourteenth centuries, Arab travellers such as Ibn Fadlan journeyed widely and frequently into the far north, crossing territories that now include Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Their fascinating accounts describe how the numerous tribes and peoples they encountered traded furs, paid tribute and waged wars. This accessible new translation offers an illuminating insight into the world of the Arab geographers, and the medieval lands of the far north.

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Genre: History
Author: Ibn Fadlan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2012-07-26
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780141975047

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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.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: John Heilpern
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-10-08
File: 338 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135864224

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Author: Farid ud-Din Attar
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781465576590

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"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.

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Genre: Literature
Author: Edith Grossman
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2010-01-01
File: 135 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300163032

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