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The Conference of the Birds

Author : Farīd al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm ʻAṭṭār
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : OCLC:66379251

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The Conference of the Birds

Author : Ransom Riggs
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-01-14
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780735231511

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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.

Conference of the Birds

Author : Farid Al-Din Attar,Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Publisher : Weiser Books
Release : 2001-10-15
Category : Religion
ISBN : 1578632463

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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.

The Conference of the Birds

Author : Peter Sís
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 2013-10-29
Category : Art
ISBN : 0143124242

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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

Author : John Heilpern
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-08
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781135864224

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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.

The Conference of the Birds

Author : Farid Ud-Din Attar,Raficq Abdulla
Publisher : Interlink Books
Release : 2013-03-01
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 1566569354

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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.

Bird Parliament

Author : Farid ud-Din Attar
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release :
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9781465576590

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The Conference of the Birds

Author : Jean-Claude Carrière,Peter Brook
Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
Release : 1982
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 0871291061

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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.

The Conference of the Birds

Author : Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
Category : English poetry
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002485782

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The Conference of the Birds

Author : Attar
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2017-03-07
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780393292190

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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.

The Conference of the Birds

Author : Farid Attar
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2005-03-31
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780141920955

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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.

The Conference of the Birds

Author : Farah K. Behbehani,Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 0500514623

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The Conference of the Birds, written in the 12th century by the Persian poet and mystic Farid ud-Din Attar, tells how the birds of the world gather in order to search for a mythological king, the Simorgh. Each of the birds represents a different human type a coward, a lover and much of the poem consists of tales told by their leader in answer to their objections to the journey or their questions about it. Farah K. Behbehani has selected stories from this great work of Persian literature (in English verse translation) about thirteen of the birds and their journey, illustrating the Arabic name of each bird in Jali Diwani calligraphy, an ornamental cursive script developed by the Ottomans which is characterized by its profuse embellishment.A line from the Arabic version of the poem that captures the essence of each birds story is also illustrated calligraphically and explained by a graphic system that enables the reader to understand the flow of the text in each composition.This exquisite and beautifully designed book concludes with a glossary of the Arabic alphabet in Jali Diwani script and interpretations of the letters according to Sufi mystical values.

The Bird King

Author : G. Willow Wilson
Publisher : Grove Press
Release : 2019-03-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780802146847

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From award-winning author G. Willow Wilson, The Bird King is an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. G. Willow Wilson’s debut novel Alif the Unseen was an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and it established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. Now she delivers The Bird King, a stunning new novel that tells the story of Fatima, a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker. Hassan has a secret—he can draw maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan’s surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan’s gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls? As Fatima and Hassan traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Author : Ransom Riggs
Publisher : Quirk Books
Release : 2011-06-07
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781594745133

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Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

A Map of Days

Author : Ransom Riggs
Publisher : Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release : 2018-10-02
Category : YOUNG ADULT FICTION
ISBN : 9780735232143

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Book A Map of Days Description/Summary:

"After having saved the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back in Florida with his peculiar friends, where they set out on a journey across America to discover the truth about Jacob's grandfather"--

Why Translation Matters

Author : Edith Grossman
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2010-01-01
Category : Literature
ISBN : 9780300163032

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Book Why Translation Matters Description/Summary:

"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.

The Conference of the Birds

Author : Jeffrey Lewis
Publisher : Haus Pub.
Release : 2011
Category : Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 1906598797

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Book The Conference of the Birds Description/Summary:

It is the late 1970s in Manhattan and God is dead. A group of people come together to explore the void left behind. Mongrels of the spiritual, they embark on what seems like a journey described in the 12th century Persian poem that gives this novel its title. But is it self-discovery they seek, or merely oblivion?

Tales of the Peculiar

Author : Millard Nullings (Fictitious character),Ransom Riggs
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780399538544

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Book Tales of the Peculiar Description/Summary:

Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Syndrigast Publications/Dutton Books.

The Conference of Birds

Author : Peter Sís
Publisher : Selfmadehero
Release : 2012
Category : Graphic novels
ISBN : 1906838526

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Book The Conference of Birds Description/Summary:

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."

Norton Anthology of World Religions

Author : Cunningham, Lawrence S,Miles, Jack
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-02-18
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780393918991

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Book Norton Anthology of World Religions Description/Summary:

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..."

Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Christianity brings together over 150 texts from the Apostolic Era to the New Millennium. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction—“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”—as well as Lawrence S. Cunningham’s “The Words and the Word Made Flesh,” a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Christianity.