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The Prophet
by Kahlil Gibran

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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Overview

The Prophet represents the acme of Kahlil Gibran s achievement Writing in English Gibran adopted the tone and cadence of King James I s Bible fusing his personalised Christian philosophy with a spirit and oriental wisdom that derives from the richly mixed influences of his native Lebanon His language has a breath taking beauty Before returning to his birthplace Almustafa t The Prophet represents the acme of Kahlil Gibran s achievement Writing in English Gibran adopted the tone and cadence of King James I s Bible fusing his personalised Christian philosophy with a spirit and oriental wisdom that derives from the richly mixed influences of his native Lebanon His language has a breath taking beauty Before returning to his birthplace Almustafa the prophet is asked for guidance by the people of Orphalese His words redolent with love and understanding call for universal unity and affirm Gibran s certainty of the correlated nature of all existence and of reincarnation The Prophet has never lost its immediate appeal and has become a ubiquitous touchstone of spiritual literature

Kahlil Gibran

About The Prophet Description

Kahlil Gibran ( Arabic: جبران خليل جبران ) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of Ottoman Mount Lebanon), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at th

Data Book The Prophet

Original Title The Prophet ISBN 1853264857 (ISBN13: 9781853264856 ) Edition Language English Characters Al Mustafa, Al Mitra setting Orphalese (142)