By Attar,Sholeh Wolpé

Award-winning translator Sholeh Wolpé recaptures the sweetness and lyricism of 1 of Persian literature’s so much celebrated masterpieces.

Considered through Rumi to be “the grasp” of Sufi mystic poetry, Attar is healthier recognized for his epic poem The convention of the Birds, a powerful allegorical story concerning the soul’s look for which means. The poem recounts the perilous trip of the world’s birds to the far flung peaks of Mount Qaf—a legendary mountain that wraps round the earth—in seek in their king, the mysterious Simorgh. Attar’s beguiling anecdotes and humor intermingle the elegant with the mundane, the religious with the worldly, and the spiritual with the metaphysical. Reflecting the full evolution of Sufi mystic culture, The convention of the Birds types the soul’s break out from the mind’s rational embrace.

Wolpé re-creates the serious fantastic thing about the unique Persian in modern English verse and poetic prose, taking pictures for the 1st time the grace and undying knowledge of Attar’s entire masterwork for contemporary readers.

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