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The Prophet

For a New Generation
  • By Khalil Gibran
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The Prophet: For a New Generation is a contemporary edition of the prose-poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. The original book, The Prophet, is undoubtedly Gibran's best-known work. It has been translated into over a hundred languages, making it one of the most translated books in history and one of the bestselling books of all time.

The story focuses on the prophet Almustafa who has lived in the city of Orphalese for twelve years and is about to board a ship that will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition. This new and accessible edition is divided into fourteen chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, freedom, self-knowledge, friendship, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, and death.

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) poet, philosopher, and artist, was born in Lebanon. The millions of Arabic-speaking people familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. In the United States, which he made his home during the last twenty years of his life, he began to write in English. The Prophet and his other books of poetry are known and loved by many Americans who find in them an expression of the deepest impulses of the human heart and mind. His writings in both languages, which deal with such themes as love, death, nature, and a longing for the homeland, are full of lyrical outpourings and are expressive of his deeply religious and mystic nature.

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    • SKU: 9780809106738
    • Manufacturer: Paulist Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9780809106738
    • Publication Date: 02/04/2024
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Khalil Gibran

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