The Prophet Author:Kahlil Gibran Dust cover: Picture of Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) poet, philosopher, and artist, was born in Lebanon, a land that has produced many prophets. The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age. But he was a man whose fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. His poetry ... more »has been translated into more than 20 languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodan to the work of William Blake. In the United States, which he made his home during the last 20 years of his life, he began to write in English. The Prophet and his other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings, are known and loved by innumerable Americans who find in them an expression of the deepest impulses of man's heart and mind.
"His power came from some geat reservoir of spiritual life else it could not have ben so universal and potent, but the majesty and beauty of the language with which he clothed it were all his own" Claude Bragdon.« less