Item description for The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran...
Overview Presents the Lebanese poet and philosopher's inspirational essays on love, marriage, work, joy, sorrow, freedom, pain, teaching, friendship and death
Publishers Description Kahlil Gibran's masterpiece, "The Prophet, "is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies. " The Prophet "is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran's musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death. Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The "Chicago Post "said of "The Prophet" "Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one's ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man's philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth." With twelve full-page drawings by Gibran, this beautiful work makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 547
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 596
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1992 page 365
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1997 page 348
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 565
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 340
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 595
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 441
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 766
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Studio: Alfred A. Knopf
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.76" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 12, 1923
ISBN 0394404289 ISBN13 9780394404288
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More About Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 in Lebanon and died in New York in 1931. His family emigrated to the United States in 1895. In his early teens, the artistry of Gibran's drawings caught the eye of his teachers and he was introduced to the avant-garde Boston artist, photographer, and publisher Fred Holland Day, who encouraged and supported Gibran in his creative endeavors. A publisher used some of Gibran's drawings for book covers in 1898, and Gibran held his first art exhibition in 1904 in Boston. In 1908, Gibran went to study art with Auguste Rodin in Paris for two years. He later studied art in Boston. While most of Gibran's early writing was in Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. Gibran's best-known work is The Prophet, a book composed of 26 poetic essays.
Kahlil Gibran lived in Besharre. Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 and died in 1931.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Prophet?
Simple Truth May 27, 2008
i read this book when i was 16 and was amazed and enlightened by its' simple wisdom. 12 years later, and with a bit more life experience, i still am in awe of the truth contained in the pages of this book.
A pedestal on life May 6, 2008
I picked up this book later in life after many family hardships befell me. Rather than looking to religion or self help books an honest and humble friend read versus from this book to me. Having loved poetry and free verse most of my life I was struck with vivid beauty in the simplicity of the words that graced my ears that night. Kahlil Gibran in his day was renowned for his prose and how he carried it with the same simplicity that met my ear that night. In his finest work he left an indelible mark on my soul, not just for his words but how his words and their importance can change to the reader throughout their life. Regardless of religion, social preference or upbringing his words have the ability to stir the soul and to channel emotion to a strong degree. Once a gift for my late mother in her dying days it remains not a pillar of strength but a pedestal on life. Not a road map but a way to look at your surroundings when the path before you seems clouded. It gives you not direction but focuses on finding a clearer path. I've read several of Gibran's other works since then but this stands the test of time. If I could ever call any writing a masterpiece, this would be it, for I still read it and still draw from it every time I pick it up.
Timeless May 3, 2008
I've just recently been introduced to Khalil Gibran's work, and I am very thankful for it! His words are profound and thought-provoking. I find myself reading his lines over and over -- there's more to ponder everytime. Not only is his writing beautiful, but truly meaningful.
A Classic May 1, 2008
One of the most profound books I have ever read. You can learn alot about love, life and relationships after reading this book. Very insightful.
The Prophet and then SOME!!! Mar 29, 2008
When I first started writing poetry at age 12 or 13, I was encouraged to read other poets. Something I refused to do because I thought it might influence, "My Style"...
OK, so I was hard headed... I later was introduced by a Brother In Law to Kahlil Gibran and it was like finding a kindred soul. I now totally encourage any one that want's to excel in poetry to read the greats. And you won't find many of the caliber of this man!!! His words sing from the page both in his poetry and in his short stories! I love "Martyr's To Man" (It's been a while but some of the words are still singed in my brain... And I think it truly speaks of the time we are living in now more than ever... From memory so not verbatim...
Are you a soldier? Who must forsake wife and children? And go fourth into the fields of battle? For the sake of greed Which your leaders miscall duty? Than you are a martyr to man!
There's more but the gist of what I am saying is if you love poetry and you haven't read any Kahlil Gibran you're missing out on one of the greatest poets to ever live!
And if you write poetry, I firmly believe Kahlil Gibran should be recquired reading!!!
Not that you will feel you have to plod your way through it...
You too, will fall in love with his immense gifts!!! Sincerely, And best wishes to all Chase von Your Chance to Hear The Last Panther Speak