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The conference of the birds

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ʻAṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīn, d. ca. 1230.
Call Number: 
891.5 A883 2011
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A Persian epic poem written over 800 years ago.  The birds of the world go on a quest for a leader.  The seven valleys they cross represent the stations a Sufi must pass through in search of enlightenment, and when they reach their destination they find only a lake in which they can see their own reflections.