The Prophet

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Deadtree Publishing, 2013
The Prophet is a book of prose poetry published in 1923 by the renowned Lebanese philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran who has been a member of a group of Lebanese intellectuals and writers expatriated in the United States. Having been translated from English into most languages of the world and sold by millions of copies, The Prophet is about goodness, humanism and universal spirituality. It displays the influence of great world religious traditions including Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism. The protagonist is the eponymous prophet Almustafa (an Arabic word meaning "the chosen one") who is pictured in the very first pages of the book as a man of wisdom and experience who is about to leave the city in which he seems to have spent quite a long time. On his way to the ship that is supposed to take him to his homeland, he meets a group of denizens who start to ask him questions about different issues related to life and existence. Thus, the rest of the book is divided into.

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ביקורת משתמש  - eldang - LibraryThing

I feel like I'm supposed to love this book, but it just didn't do much for me. At its best the writing is quite lyrical and there are some wonderfully quotable passages, but taken as a whole it felt ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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ביקורת משתמש  - StevenJohnTait - LibraryThing

I read this years ago. I'm not a religious person in the slightest. I might consider myself spiritual. This book was to me what I suppose the Bible or Koran, or Torah or whatever is to people of ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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