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The Discontented Dervishes

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Arthur Scholey has selected and retold 74 of Sadi's stories of the wisdom, humour and common sense of the kings, servants, lords, slaves and beggars, pupils and teachers, birds, beasts, insects and dervishes.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 15th 2002 by Watkins Publishing (first published 1977)
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Feb 04, 2010 Lynne rated it really liked it
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A really lovely little book! Anyone who's a fan of Aesop's Fables will surely love this, as the storytelling is very similar in purpose and style, albeit from the perspective of a Sufi poet from many centuries ago.
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Abū-Muhammad Muslih al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, Saadi Shirazi (Persian: ابومحمد مصلح الدین بن عبدالله شیرازی) better known by his pen-name as Saʿdī (Persian: سعدی) or simply Saadi, was one of the major Persian poets of the medieval period. He is not only famous in Persian-speaking countries, but has also been quoted in western sources. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the ...more
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