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Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borders

Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borders

by Kahlil G. Gibran and Jean Gibran

Hardback Publication Date: 07/06/2017

  $49.99

A comprehensive illustrated biography of Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American artist, poet and author of the best-selling inspirational fiction The Prophet.

Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-born artist, poet, writer and polymath who emigrated to America as a young man in the 1890s, where he became a successful artist and prose poet. His book The Prophet(1923), a series of twenty-six philosophical essays written in poetic English prose became a world-wide bestsellerafter a sluggish start, selling 40 million copies, and becoming a particular favourite of the 1960s counterculture.

As a writer, Gibran encouraged a renaissance in Arab literature; as an artist he painted hundreds of canvases including portraits of artistic celebrities. Raised a Maronite Catholic, his spirituality thought embraceselements of other traditions including Sufi mysticism and the Baha'i faith.

ISBN:
9781786695277
9781786695277
Category:
Biography: arts & entertainment
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
07-06-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Head of Zeus
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
245x183x50mm
Weight:
1kg

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