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Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran

Beyond Borders

by Kahlil Gibran and Jean Gibran

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/11/2016

Exiled between the cultures and conflicts of the Middle East and the West, painter and poet Kahlil Gibran's life and art retrace the emigrant's passage, searching for home. From the rich spiritual inheritance and material poverty of his childhood in Mount Lebanon to the loss of family in the urban wilderness of America in the 1890s; from Boston's South End tenements to recognition of his talent by settlement house social workers; from his apprenticeships in the creative circles of Boston, Beirut, Paris, and New York to his art and activism for "Greater Syria" and Syrian-Lebanese emigrants; and from his friendships, loves, and partnerships to his emergence as a people's poet, in Arabic and English-Kahlil Gibran crafted an expansive vision of shared humanity treasured in over forty languages. Culminating in his signature work, The Prophet, Gibran's art was to cross divisive boundaries and embrace a borderless citizenship. A romance between cultures, this beautifully illustrated biography illuminates his life and art to convey his passionate, inspiring story to our time. Book jacket.
Biography: religious & spiritual
Paperback / softback
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Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
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United States
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Kahlil Gibran

Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 near Mount Lebanon, a region that has produced many prophets. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. Kahlil Gibran died in 1931.

Poet, philosopher and artist, Kahlil Gibran was born near Mount Lebanon. The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age, but his fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages and his drawings and paintings have been exhibited all over the world.

His many works include The Prophet, his masterpiece of religious inspiration; The Garden of the Prophet; The Storm: Stories and Prose Poems; The Beloved: Reflections on the Path of the Heart; Jesus: The Son of Man; The Voice of Kahlil Gibran, an anthology of his writings; The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul; and Spirit Brides. He was for many years the leader of a Lebanese literary circle in New York, where he died in 1931.

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