The Prophet

The Prophet

Large Print - 1986
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The Prophet represents the acme of Kahlil Gibran's achievement. Writing in English, Gibran adopted the tone and cadence of King James I's Bible, fusing his personalised Christian philosophy with a spirit and oriental wisdom that derives from the richly mixed influences of his native Lebanon.His language has a breath-taking beauty. Before returning to his birthplace, Almustafa, the 'prophet', is asked for guidance by the people of Orphalese. His words, redolent with love and understanding, call for universal unity, and affirm Gibran's certainty of the correlated nature of all existence, and of reincarnation. The Prophet has never lost its immediate appeal and has become a ubiquitous touchstone of spiritual literature.
Publisher: New York : Phoenix Press, 1986, c1923
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780802725325
0802725325
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT 892.7 Gibran 1923
Characteristics: 116 p

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kityojames
Jun 19, 2015

This book provides some of the greatest lessons for life; I loved the ones about when to talk, and when to remain silent. Recommended

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Rowswell
Jan 03, 2013

Interesting read, but not sure I understand why it became the counterculture bible

debwalker Mar 08, 2011

March 7, 2011: An animated feature based on the Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is being produced by actress Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa Productions, along with Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski. According to Deadline.com, the "intention is for different directors to helm each chapter, with an interconnecting theme and a musical through-line."

Among the filmmakers expected work on the adaptation are Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville), John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Chris Landreth (Oscar-winning short Ryan), Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guard Dog and Your Face) and Kunio Kato (Oscar-winning short Tsumiki no ie).

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Rainman
Aug 24, 2014

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.

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Rainman
May 01, 2013

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward or tarries with yesterday.

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