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The Prophet Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece The Prophet is one of the most beloved classics of our time Published in 1923 it has been translated into than twenty languages and the American editions alone have sold than nine million copies The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical spiritual and above all inspirational Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love marriage children giving eating and drinking work joy and sorrow housing clothes buying and selling crime and punishment laws freedom reason and passion pain self knowledge teaching friendship talking time good and evil prayer pleasure beauty religion and death


About the Author: Kahlil Gibran

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 the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature especially prose poetry breaking away from the classical school In Lebanon he is still celebrated as a literary hero He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose The book sold well despite a cool critical reception gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture Gibran is the third best selling poet of all time behind Shakespeare and Lao Tzu



10 thoughts on “The Prophet

  1. says:

    Now that I'm reading The Prophet again words that I read twenty seven years ago still ring clearly in my mind as I read them again today It was a wonderful moment a few evenings ago to find myself reciting aloud and from memory passages that had struck me then and now to the very core Kahlil Gibran spent a c


  2. says:

    The Prophet Kahlil Gibran The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A Knopf It is Gibran's best known work The Prophet has been translated into over 100 different languages making it one of


  3. says:

    The Prophet made me feel profoundly spiritual when I was nineteen It was a great way to experience spirituality and romance as a teenager but as I got older its lusty descriptions of the true meaning of love marriage and life just seem like pretty but shallow wordplayNow don't write to me and prove me wrong on this bec


  4. says:

    Despite your religious views be they absent or strong Gibran has given us a work of beauty that proves to me at least that faith is not necessary to be good and rightA favorite uote from the bookFill each other's cup but drink not from one cupGive one another of your bread but eat not from the same loafSing and dance together


  5. says:

    Kahlil Gibran was one of the leading Maronite philosophers of the first half of the twentieth century Born in Lebanon in 1883 his poetry accompanied by artwork has been translated into over twenty languages I decided to read his opus The Prophet which is awe inspiring poetry written in novella form A classic that often surfaces on


  6. says:

    Of course I remember almost nothing of this book except that it was an arduous journey through the elementary and unspecific explanation of religious doctrine that tries to be open and liberal but is actually very conservative and full of ideology that I feel is unrewarding mostly due to the difficulty in actual application If anyone rea


  7. says:

    I don't know if I can write this review I really don't It makes me feel extremely vulnerable to contemplate putting so much of my heart out on view for people on the internet to see I also don't know if I have the wordsReading this book was both devastating and awe inspiring I was moved beyond words particularly when I started reading it start


  8. says:

    The richness of his poetic prose and its inherent musicality is what I take with me from Al Mustafá Gibran’s famous Prophet There is also a universal spirituality that doesn’t succumb to the pressure of organized dogma that makes of this short fable a classic that might appeal to any reader regardless of his present absent or muddled religious


  9. says:

    I love you when you bow in your mosue kneel in your ‎temple pray in your church For you and I are sons of one ‎religion and it is the spiritSay not 'I have found the truth' but rather 'I have found a ‎truth' Say not ' I have found the path of the soul' Say ‎rather 'I have met the soul walking upon my path' For the ‎soul walks upon all paths The


  10. says:

    I'm not sure that this book lived up to the thousands of recomendations that I got to read it It is very beautiful many of the lines are great but as a whole it seems like a sort of ode to indecision Maybe I didn't take enough time with it but seemed to me to be so heavily focussed on balance and contradictions that it didn't make any extreme proclamations Mayb


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