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Gibran Khalil Gibran 1883-1931
Poet, philosopher, and artist, was born in the Lebanese countryside.
His fame and influence spread far beyond his native Lebanon. He is mostly known as the
author of the Prophet, and widely regarded as a man of the East who brought a much needed
element of spirituality to the West.
The millions of Arabic-speaking people familiar with his writings in that language
consider him the genius of his age.
His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages.
His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world.
The Prophet and his other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings, are
known and loved by innumerable people who find in them an expression of the deepest
impulses of man's heart and mind.
A selection of his works are :
Eye of the Prophet
Drawn from Gibran's prose, poetry and letters, The Eye of the Prophet is a source of
enlightenment and reflection to guide readers through daily life. Gibran skillfully weaves
Christian, Moslem, and Buddhist ideals into a great spiritual tapestry that overcomes
Jesus the son of Man
The book is magic! In this work, Gibran's words are sheer poety
reminiscent of his great work "The Prophet". Rare are the authors who could come
so close to revealing the essence that was Jesus, in such a masterful way. A treasure to
Gibran Love Letters
May Ziadah was one of the foremost writers of Arabic literature in this century: her
correspondence with author Kahil Gibran led to love and reflections on life which are here
presented via their letters. Gibran fans will want to place this high on their reading
Deep, serene, it will definitely touch your heart.
Originally published in 1932, this book has become one of the most beloved classics of our
time and has sold millions of copies.