Kahlil Gibran’s bestselling poetic masterpiece, The Prophet, originally published in 1923, continues to inspire millions worldwide with its timeless words of love and mystical longing. Yet Gibran’s genius went much further than this, to produce over twenty literary works, in both English and Arabic, as well as over 500 works of art, all characterized by an almost otherworldly beauty. This incisive new biography, acclaimed by the New York Times, penetrates to the very heart of Gibran’s brilliance. Going beyond the many myths that surround Gibran, Bushrui and Jenkins chart his colourful life, his dramatic love affairs, and his artistic achievements, to present a unique portrait of a remarkable man. Also featuring original full-colour illustrations by and of the artist, and a complete critical study of works by and about Gibran, this authoritative and readable book is an indispensable companion for all who admire the timeless message contained within Gibran’s work.