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Sand and Foam (The Kahlil Gibran Pocket Library) Hardcover – October 12, 2008


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  • Series: The Kahlil Gibran Pocket Library
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf (October 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394443691
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394443690
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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A book of aphorisms, poems, and parables by the author of "The Prophet" - a philosopher at his window commenting on the scene passing below.

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The sayings reflect joy, pain, fear and Love.
Joyce P.
It is a quick read, or a long read, and a book that I think will give something back every time you reach for it.
Shawn
Kahlil Gibran is a very powerful, dynamic writer.
Ana Monnar

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "meandjulio" on May 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
...is the only way to describe how this book makes me feel. When I open the cover I am hit with Gibran's beautiful aphorisms which run through my body like electricity. With each reading the book changes. Some will explode out of the page one time and the next hide in the shadows. Some that I carry with me always are:
~Rememberance is a form of meeting.
~Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.
~How can I lose faith in the justice of life, when the dreams of those who sleep upon feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep upon the earth?
It is a wonderful book in every way. I can't say enough about the beauty contained within.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Joyce P. on May 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. It was given to me as a Mother's Day present in 1973 and I've completely worn it out. (I'm buying a new one.) The sayings reflect joy, pain, fear and Love. They touch the soul, open the heart, give insight, healing inspiration, a knowing nod and a soft chuckle. It helped me move on during a very difficult time in my life and the aphorisms have stood the test of time. They are as relevant and insightful today as they were when Kahlil Gibran first penned them.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Every time you read this book, you obtain new interpretations. I cannot explain how reading it makes you feel. But, for me, it provides an inner peace. It is, without a doubt one of my favorites books,
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Briseno on June 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I read Kahlil, when i was 14.

I was astounded by his words,

and compostion.

He seemed to define them very well.

When i read this work?

i kept learning the aphorisms,

and the value of his thoughts.

I had never seen, or read another book

without some knowledge of great worth, and wisdom.

besides the Bible.

Gibrans paintings, also speak to the soul

The painting of The Prophet?

depicts a man who seems to

be an ancient, and of whom Kahlil

says he had never been without

since Lebanon .

When i first started to read Gibran?

i knew that i would read

all his works.

And they will continue

singing theyre words, and theyre thoughts

to the serinity and the solitude

of my mind.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LyoLyok on June 22, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Vague enough to enfuse with personal meaning. Meaningless read hard, and broad read softly. A good book if you want to sway in the romantic waters of an indefinite God, but hardly the work to peak behind the curtain. It studies the fabric. Full of delicious quotes, irresistable.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Gibran continues to inspire me in this book. It is written from the depths of his soul and from every beat of his heart, as every one of his works are. Some readers criticize his writings becasue they say it is "too hard to understand". This is a complement to Gibran, because the most precious things in life are not supposed to be easily understood. One must read his books and reflect the meaning into their own lives in order to even began to understand. Don't be afriad to challenge yourself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Suren J Kapadia on May 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Wisdom is poetry that sings in the mind. If we could enchant man's heart and at the same time sing in his mind, Then in truth he would live in the shadow of God.
The quotes from "SAND AND FOAM" enhances the thought process and I find better understanding of the people around me.
Our god exists in ourself. It takes thought provoking book to make us aware.
What a beautiful compilation!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ana Monnar on November 6, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Kahlil Gibran is a very powerful, dynamic writer. He does it brilliantly each time a book goes live.
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