Discontented Dervishes: And Other Persian Tales (Hardback)
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Discontented Dervishes: And Other Persian Tales (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 29/09/2002
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The adventures of the old woman's cat, the fate of the ungrateful king with the twisted neck, the marvelous horse of Hatim Taim, the craftiness of the frightened fox and the boastful pupil who learned every lesson but one - wonderful, lyrical multi-faceted tales by Sa'di, the thirteenth century Persian story-teller, traveler and Royal Poet. Arthur Scholey has selected and retold seventy-four stories of the wisdom, humour and common-sense of kings, servants, lords, slaves and beggars, pupils and teachers, birds, beasts, insects and dervishes - holy, clever and foolish, as well as the two discontented ones of the title whose complaints were overheard by a wise king. It is said "Each word of Sa'di has seventy-two meanings", from the profound to the ridiculous! Presented as an attractive gift book, it is a fitting tribute to the wit, wisdom and subtle humour of Sa'di's work. - A wonderful collection of stories from one of the greatest Persian poets and storytellers. - Full of wisdom, common-sense and humour - as relevant today as when the stories were written. - Multi-faceted gems - said to have seventy-two meanings!

Publisher: Watkins Media
ISBN: 9781842930502
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 178 x 114 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition

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