Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Australian Publisher Releases Attar

NAT/HGH - Press TV - Tehran, Iran Sunday, August 26, 2007

An Australian publisher has released a translation of lyrics and poems by the great 13th century Sufi Persian poet Farid al-Din Attar.

Iranian-born poet Ali Alizadeh and Australian Iranologist Kenneth Avery have collaborated on the project which brings Attar's poems to an English-reading audience in a book titled Fifty Poems of Attar.

Dealing with themes of love, passion and mysticism, Attar is a renowned author of Persian short lyrical poems. The translations are accompanied by the original Persian poems and explanatory notes.

An original analysis of Attar's poetic language and thought has also been offered. Attar's ideas range over the whole spectrum of Persian mysticism and theosophy, and his writings paved the way for the triumphs of Mowlavi and Hafiz.

Farid al-Din Attar, the son of a prosperous chemist, was born in the city of Nishapur, in Iran's Khorasan province. He received an excellent education in Islamic studies and medicine and traveled widely before returning to his hometown to promote Sufism.

Attar is one of the most famous mystic poets of Iran, and was believed to have been killed during the Mongol invasion.

[Buy at The Sufi Store http://astore.amazon.com/wilderwri-20].

2 comments:

irving said...

Hmm, I didn't see it in the Sufi bookstore?

Paul said...

It is now on sale at Amazon for 32% off for $13.60

http://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Poems-Attar-Anomaly-al-Din/dp/0980305217/ref=pd_bbs_9/104-9445209-4879131?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1191572472&sr=8-9

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Australian Publisher Releases Attar
NAT/HGH - Press TV - Tehran, Iran Sunday, August 26, 2007

An Australian publisher has released a translation of lyrics and poems by the great 13th century Sufi Persian poet Farid al-Din Attar.

Iranian-born poet Ali Alizadeh and Australian Iranologist Kenneth Avery have collaborated on the project which brings Attar's poems to an English-reading audience in a book titled Fifty Poems of Attar.

Dealing with themes of love, passion and mysticism, Attar is a renowned author of Persian short lyrical poems. The translations are accompanied by the original Persian poems and explanatory notes.

An original analysis of Attar's poetic language and thought has also been offered. Attar's ideas range over the whole spectrum of Persian mysticism and theosophy, and his writings paved the way for the triumphs of Mowlavi and Hafiz.

Farid al-Din Attar, the son of a prosperous chemist, was born in the city of Nishapur, in Iran's Khorasan province. He received an excellent education in Islamic studies and medicine and traveled widely before returning to his hometown to promote Sufism.

Attar is one of the most famous mystic poets of Iran, and was believed to have been killed during the Mongol invasion.

[Buy at The Sufi Store http://astore.amazon.com/wilderwri-20].

2 comments:

irving said...

Hmm, I didn't see it in the Sufi bookstore?

Paul said...

It is now on sale at Amazon for 32% off for $13.60

http://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Poems-Attar-Anomaly-al-Din/dp/0980305217/ref=pd_bbs_9/104-9445209-4879131?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1191572472&sr=8-9