The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Alexis York Lumbard
Publsiher: World Wisdom, Inc
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1937786021
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

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."

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Jean-Claude Carrière,Peter Brook
Publsiher: Dramatic Publishing
Total Pages: 79
Release: 1982
ISBN: 9780871291066
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

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.

Conference of the Birds

Conference of the Birds
Author: John Heilpern
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1135864225
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

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

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Attar
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-03-31
ISBN: 0141920955
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

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

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Attar
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 0393292193
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

“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.

Conference of the Birds

Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Al-Din Attar,Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2001-10-15
ISBN: 9781578632466
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

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

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN: 0735231516
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

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.

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Ud-Din Attar,Raficq Abdulla
Publsiher: Interlink Books
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN: 9781566569354
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

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.

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Peter Sis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 0143124242
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

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.

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English A L

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English  A L
Author: O. Classe,[Anonymus AC02468681]
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1714
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781884964367
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English A L Book Excerpt:

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

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mysticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Peter Brook

Peter Brook
Author: Albert Hunt,Geoffrey Reeves
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1995-09-28
ISBN: 9780521296052
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peter Brook Book Excerpt:

This fascinating study chronicles Peter Brook's development, concluding with some of his most recent and innovative work.

Reading Rushdie

Reading Rushdie
Author: M. D. Fletcher
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9789051837650
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Rushdie Book Excerpt:

Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most important writer of the present time. His significant and controversial literary interventions in debates on post-colonial culture and contemporary South Asian Islam are matched by the contribution he has made to postmodern literature in the West (culminating in the award to him in 1993 of the twenty-fifth-anniversary Booker of Bookers prize).This collection of articles focuses on Rushdie's five novels. The context is set by the introduction, The Politics of Salman Rushdie's Fiction, which discusses the political stance of Rushdie's fiction, the various influences on his work, and the textual strategies and techniques he employs, for political expression and cultural critique. The postmodern/post-colonial interface, the carnivalesque, and satire are major themes treated here and in the articles that follow, which also provide diverse other perspectives on Rushdie's thought and method. A number of essays have been commissioned specially for this volume. An appendix listing selected writings by Rushdie and articles on the Satanic Verses Affair is followed by a comprehensive bibliography annotating critical studies of Rushdie's work.

Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies

Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies
Author: Tomasz Gacek,Jadwiga Pstrusińska
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-10-02
ISBN: 1443815020
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies Book Excerpt:

This is an important book which will greatly aid readers in their knowledge of Central Asia, one of the crucial regions in the contemporary world. It contains papers reflecting the interdisciplinary quality of recent research carried out in many academic institutions dealing with the region. In this volume, which undertakes the supreme challenge of understanding this vast area of Eurasia, acknowledged experts offer their findings on such important topics as history, archaeology, sociology, anthropology, language, literature, religion, philosophy, civil society and human rights, political science, economics and the environment. This collection undoubtedly constitutes a key gateway to study of the region through the advanced, accurate and scholarly information required by contemporary academia.

Disguise Deception Trompe l oeil

Disguise  Deception  Trompe l oeil
Author: Leslie Anne Boldt-Irons,Corrado Federici,Ernesto Virgulti
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781433104220
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disguise Deception Trompe l oeil Book Excerpt:

The essays in Disguise, Deception, Trompe-l'oeil: Interdisciplinary Perspectives investigate the subject of deception and falsehood from various perspectives. Classical, modernist and postmodern texts and art forms, both visual and performative, are examined in frames of reference that range from aesthetics and literary theory to cognitive science. In some cases, deception and falsehood are seen to have positive connotations, and, in other cases, their negative dimensions are highlighted. The complexity of these terms and their relationship with truth and truthfulness are put on display by the contributors to this volume.

The Bird King

The Bird King
Author: G. Willow Wilson
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2019-07-04
ISBN: 1611859042
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bird King Book Excerpt:

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 established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. The Bird King 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 realising 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 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.

Oriental Responses to the West

Oriental Responses to the West
Author: Nasrin Rahimieh
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9789004091771
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oriental Responses to the West Book Excerpt:

Modern writers and scholars from the Islamic East have represented actual or fictional encounters with the West in a surprising variety of ways. Far from constituting a mono- lithic approach to the West, as Western "Orientalism" often tended to, these writings reveal an interest in and sometimes acute perception of cross-cultural conflict and synthesis. The very difficulties experienced by writers and critics immersed in two or more cultures have led to new creative and innovative forms of response to the West. By shifting focus in East-West relations towards the East, it initiates further interdisciplinary discussions.

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Farid Al-Din Attar,Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sufi poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of the Birds Book Excerpt:

Stories within stories provide an allegory of the soul's search for union with God

The New York Times Guide to the Arts of the 20th Century 1900 1929

The New York Times Guide to the Arts of the 20th Century  1900 1929
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 3343
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781579582906
Category: Arts, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Times Guide to the Arts of the 20th Century 1900 1929 Book Excerpt:

Reviews, news articles, interviews and essays capturing 100 years of art, architecture, literature, music, dance, theater, film and television.

The Routledge Handbook of Persian Literary Translation

The Routledge Handbook of Persian Literary Translation
Author: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi,Patricia J. Higgins,Michelle Quay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2022-07-08
ISBN: 1000583422
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Persian Literary Translation Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Persian Literary Translation offers a detailed overview of the field of Persian literature in translation, discusses the development of the field, gives critical expression to research on Persian literature in translation, and brings together cutting-edge theoretical and practical research. The book is divided into the following three parts: (I) Translation of Classical Persian Literature, (II) Translation of Modern Persian Literature, and (III) Persian Literary Translation in Practice. The chapters of the book are authored by internationally renowned scholars in the field, and the volume is an essential reference for scholars and their advanced students as well as for those researching in related areas and for independent translators of Persian literature.