The Book
Farid al-Din ‘Attar


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The Book of Farid al-Din ‘Attar: Ruba’is, Ghazals, & Masnavis

Farid al-din ‘Attar is seen with Sana’i and Rumi (who he met and influenced) as one of the three most important Sufi Poet-Masters of the 13th century. He composed over forty books mainly in the epic masnavi form of rhyming couplets, his most famous being The Book of God and The Conference of the Birds. He also composed many powerful mystical poems in the ghazal form that influenced Sadi and Hafiz and was a master in the ruba’i form. Here for the first time is a fine selection of his poems in all three forms in the correct-rhyme structure with the beauty and meaning of his immortal poems.

With an Appendix on The Conference of the Birds, translated by Paul Smith.

The Book of Farid al-Din ‘Attar, Paul Smith, New Humanity Books, 2014

Paperback. Octavo. Like new. 247 pp.