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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications; Annotated edition (October 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851689451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851689453
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Poet, philosopher, and artist, Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931) was born in Lebanon and moved to Boston when he was twelve. Following a period of study in Paris, Gibran moved to New York, and it was here that he was to compose The Prophet. He died in New York in 1931, at the age of 48.

Professor Suheil Bushrui is currently Director of the University of Maryland Kahlil Gibran Research and Studies Project, and is co-author (with Joe Jenkins) of the leading biography of Gibran, Kahlil Gibran: Man and Poet, also published by Oneworld.

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Very thought provoking.
Nala
It's worth making sure that the copy you settle able of on, has actual reproductions of his drawings, as some versions replace his with some unknown's drawings.
DC
Read this slow & forever, savoring the moments between the pages.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By happyharriston on November 16, 2012
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We already have another physical copy of The Prophet, but it tends to get misplaced because it is picked up and shared so frequently. The Prophet has aged well, perhaps because as our everyday lives get more frantic, the clarity of its expression feels even more refreshing. I purchased the Kindle version just so I could have a copy with me everywhere. I was pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful introduction, as well as the notes that follow unobtrusively after each of the passages. The editorial discussions are never too wordy, and frequently refer to Gibran's other influences or other works.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Linda Russell on January 28, 2013
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I just needed another copy of this fine book -- gift for a greadchild --
the writing is outstanding and the philosophy and advice outstanding
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 3, 2013
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This is a book I have already re-read and I'm sure I will continue to read it! the message is simple, yet gave me one more way to understand the divine in all of us! Namaste.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lizzy on May 4, 2014
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THIS IS A BOOK FILLED WITH POETIC WISDOM. IT IS OLD, ICONIC, AND VALUABLE READING. GIBRAN SHOUD BE READ BY ALL SEEKERS OF TRUTH AND/OR KNOWLEDGE WE'VE FORGOTTEN IN THIS CHAOTIC AGE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gunjan on February 28, 2014
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I have a beautiful copy of The Prophet Of Kahil Gibran,it is in poetry, hence the book also os artistically depicted.This one I ordered as a christmas present ,was disappointed with this copy, seemed all jumbled up with explanatory notes.Not doing justice to the words, the lay out is not good at all!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 30, 2013
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This is NOT a religious text, so don't be afraid of the title (a lot of people are). In short this is the last reflection of the soul of a great man as he moves through his life on towards his death. He paints beautiful pictures of the many relationships, of his personal loneliness, and spiritual awakenings that occur therein. He practices solitude, and distant viewing to grow within the infinite spaces of his soul. He appreciates the limitless manifestations of human beings and learns what he can from them all. Most importantly he is a teacher that made this work so simple and potent that it has been translated into many languages world wide. The great Gibran exercises patience along with detailed description to teach vital lessons. This is not a work for a critic, but for a seeker of truths. I re read this book often, for as Gibran eloquently expresses we are ever changing, a bird reaching for the ether. Read this slow & forever, savoring the moments between the pages. If you do you will be newer in the end, no longer afraid of the dark or dying. Bring your open mind. Peace!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DC on March 24, 2013
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I've ordered 5 different paperback copies of this book from Amazon. This is the nicest so far, of the paperback versions offered through Amazon. This copy, unlike several others, has original copies of Gibran's drawings inclusive and all the necessary text, (including the "Table of Contents.) I eventually furnish a copy of this book to everyone I love. It's worth making sure that the copy you settle able of on, has actual reproductions of his drawings, as some versions replace his with some unknown's drawings. I am disappointed that Amazon doesn't screen their product better.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daryl A. Zerkle on February 11, 2013
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I just re-read The Prophet. A book I read in my youth, but didn't fully appreciate; Today, it's Truths ring a little louder, a little clearer, and I still not only appreciate it, but now, with 30+ years of Life's "Ups and Downs" under my belt, I "understand" it's Truth and thus, it's worth. This book, hopefully, will live-on and on... Another similar book to The Prophet, is the recently published (c.2012) book, entitled, "NO SUFFERING: A Voice Crying Out From The Heart-Land." In the last several months, the editors at [...] (an Australian web bookstore), have, on their site, compared/"Related" NO SUFFERING to Gibran's The Prophet, among other timeless socio-political classics; Some of these other "Related" to NO SUFFERING books/authors are: "Paradise Lost" by Milton; "Don Juan" by Lord Byron; "Leaves Of Grass" by Walt Whitman; "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" by Homer; along with books by W.B.Yeats, Alan Ginsberg, Leonard Cohen and Michael Leunig. Not bad-company for a modern/newly-published book. Please consider checking out NO SUFFERING, a Modern Classic; A book that can serve as a catalyst, a major "WAKE-UP!" call in these increasingly Dark, and Darkening Times; An intensely-"human" book, that is justly called-for, and now.
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