"A masterpiece." — Independent. Twenty-six fables, beautifully rendered in prose poetry, express timeless wisdom on the subjects of love, marriage, faith, birth, friendship, loss, sorrow, and the joys of daily life.
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is considered one of the greatest classics of our time. The collection of twenty-six beautiful and intriguing essays cover a comprehensive variety of subjects including: Love and relationships Family and marriage Crime and punishment Joy and sorrow Freedom Pleasure Religion and prayer And many, many more! These poetic essays delve into the workings and passions of the human mind, exploring what makes us human and what controls our most basic instincts of the mind and deepest impulses of the heart. For the past century, the lines and verses from these captivating essays have inspired musicians, politicians, and influential figures from across the globe, including The Beatles, Ronald Reagan, and Indira Gandhi. Audiences of all beliefs and mindsets can find pleasure and inspiration from the dogma-free essay collection. With the original text and illustrations by Gibran himself, let yourself be inspired by the new edition of The Prophet.
Passionate and spiritual writings uncovering the philosophical foundations of one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers Kahlil Gibran’s works are known throughout the world for their lyrical grandeur, wisdom, and insights drawn from the everyday sufferings of man. This nine-book collection captures one of modern history’s titanic literary figures at his best. Texts such as “The Secret of the Heart,” “Laughter and Tears,” and “Song of the Flower” reveal the vivid splendor of life through Gibran’s gifted similes and symbolism. Passionate and unforgettable, these verses of lyric prose impart to the reader a grand symphony of sparking joys epitomizing the qualities that have made Gibran one of the world’s most eminent philosophical virtuosos.
Readers who found meaning and beauty in Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet will appreciate this engaging volume of the author's poetry, aphorisms, thoughts, and observations. Published a few years before The Prophet, The Forerunner traces the trajectory of Gibran's development as an artist and thinker.
Sayings, poems and short pieces from one of the 20th centuries most revered writers. Born in Lebanon in 1883, Gibran's groundbreaking philosophy and simple, elegant poetry made him a figure of international renown. His writing - infused with timeless and provocative truths touching on subjects as diverse as love, friendship, beauty, wealth, sorrow and destiny - has been translated into more than 20 languages and his reflections on the nature of humanity continue to bring joy and inspiration to millions.
A collection of poetry by Kahlil Gibran, Eastern literature’s most prolific thinker and the author of The Prophet, one of the most renowned books of the last century. Kahlil Gibran’s reflections on the wistful beauty, lofty majesty, and abiding peace of Eastern wisdom revolutionized Arab literature. This collection of dramatic poems uses the dialogue between age and youth as a platform to discuss deep subjects such as freedom, death, and the eternal soul. From “Of Life and Sorrow” to “Of Science and Knowledge,” Gibran’s vision transcends boundaries of religion and culture, finding beauty and wisdom in the universal struggles of everyday life.
This classic work showcases the early brilliance and philosophical foundation of Kahlil Gibran, one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet and one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary, inspiring writers, effortlessly blends his unique perspective on Eastern and Western philosophy in this early collection of work, written when he was just twenty years old. From delicate turns of phrase to strong assertions of equality, delightful rejoicings to frightening prophecies, Gibran’s poetry and prose reveal his eternal hunger for love and beauty. This expanded edition includes key works of social justice such as “The Bride’s Bed” and firmly establishes Gibran’s role as champion of human rights and individual liberty.
A guide for general readers or scholars interested in the life and work of Gibran. Explores the fascinating world of the author of The Prophet, one of the most celebrated works of the twentieth century. Modelled on Gibran's own writings, simple and c
A well-rounded look at the personal life, poetry, painting, and philosophy of the famous twentieth-century spiritual guide and author of The Prophet. Kahlil Gibran wrote prolifically and passionately in Arabic as well as English. First published in 1965 with nine works of poetry translated by Joseph Sheban, Mirrors of the Soul includes writings by Gibran that are as poignant today as when first written, such as “The New Frontier” and“The Sea.” These poems illuminate the dual nature of Gibran, who lived in the shadows both of New York skyscrapers and the cedars of his childhood Lebanon. Sheban enriches the new works with an insightful biography, a historical examination of politics and religion in Gibran’s native land, and the inclusion of revolutionary poems such as “My Countrymen” and “My People Died.”
A revelatory collection of essays and poems by a master of Eastern philosophy In these writings, Gibran offers verses and lyric prose that possess all the grandeur of rich music. Here are the great truths and heartening joys drawn from the tears and sufferings of man. Each work sparkles with simile and symbolism, from “Seven Reprimands,”containing wise rules to live by, to “The Sayings of the Brook,”about the secrets to beauty, wealth, and virtue. These are profound exaltations of a great soul, and a trove of wisdom as relevant today as when it was first written.