Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Kahlil Gibran's Collected Works

I am so glad I found and bought this copy of Everyman's Library (2007) copy of Kahlil Gibran's Collected Works. I have his individual books but it is good to have them all in one volume. I reread portions of my favourites, which are many.

from the everhelpful Wiki,

Khalil Gibran (born Gubran Khalil Gubran bin Mikhā'īl bin Sa'ad; Arabic جبران خليل جبران بن ميخائيل بن سعد, January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English prose. An early example of Inspirational fiction, the book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

More about Khalil Gibran here

BTW Kahlil Gibran is a Christian, not a Muslim.



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