Illustrated Through Persian and Eastern Islamic Art
Diane de Selliers 2013
Hardback 448pp Illustrated 330x243mm
9782364370319   Product Code: 22163
This medieval Sufi epic of mystical initiation tells the story of the world's birds in their quest for the Supreme Being. They are led by the Hoopoe, who alone knows the name and location of the godhead: the Simorgh or Firebird. Translated into English verse by Afkham Darbandi and Dick Davis, the poem is accompanied by images from Persian and other Islamic manuscripts, chosen to reflect the symbolism of the poem, and by essays on the poet, the Canticle and the Simorgh. Slip-cased.