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- DescriptionMantiq al-tayr (the conference of the birds) is an elaborate allegory with many digressions. It describes how all the birds (human souls) set out in search of the Simurgh (the godhead). All but 30 die and the survivors realize that they themselves are the Simurgh.
- Author BiographyFarid ud-Din Attar, accounted as one of the greatest poets of Persia, was born around 1120 A.D. in Nishapur (also the birth place of Omar Khayyam) in North Eastern Iran. He was one of the earliest Sufi poets of Persia. He died shortly before 1220. His other chief works are Memorial of the Saints, The Book of the Divine, The Book of Affliction and The Book of Secrets.
- Author(s)Farid Attar,Farid al-Din Attar
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication29/03/1984
- GenreHistory of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Classics
- Weight224 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edited byAfkham Darbandi,Dick Davis
- Translated byAfkham Darbandi,Dick Davis
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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