The Prophet

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Penguin Books, Limited, 27 בנוב׳ 2014 - 128 עמודים
Poet, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran is known and loved around the world for his spiritual poetry and mystical art, combined here in a special gift edition of his most popular work. A tale inspired largely by nature, "The Prophet" conveys the yearning for a unity of being that can only be achieved, according to the mystic tradition that Gibran followed, through love. Belonging to no single literary tradition, Gibran's inspiring book synthesizes the traditions of ancient times and modernity, East and West, and has been acclaimed by both Muslim and Christian cultures.

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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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Khalil Gibran, also known as Kahlil Gibran, was born on January 6, 1883 in Northern Lebanon. As a result of his family's poverty, he received no formal education as a small child but had regular visits from the local priest who taught him about the Bible as well as the Syrian and Arabic languages. After his father was imprisoned for embezzlement and his family's property was confiscated by the authorities, his mother decided to emigrate to the United States in 1895. They settled in Boston's South End. He attended public school and art school, where he was introduced to the artist, photographer, and publisher Fred Holland Day. A publisher used some of Gibran's drawings for book covers in 1898. His family forced him to return to Lebanon to complete his education and learn the Arabic language. He enrolled in Madrasat-al-Hikmah, a Maronite-founded school, which offered a nationalistic curriculum partial to church writings, history and liturgy. He learned Arabic, French, and exceled in poetry. He returned to the United States in 1902. In 1904, he hosted his first art exhibit, which featured his allegorical and symbolic charcoal drawings. During this exhibition, he met Mary Elizabeth Haskell, who would go on to fund Gibran's artistic development for nearly his entire life. Not only was he an artist, but he also wrote poetry and other works including The Madman, The Prophet, and Sand and Foam. He died of cirrhosis of the liver and tuberculosis on April 10, 1931.

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