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El Profeta (Alba) (Spanish Edition) (Spanish)

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ISBN-13: 978-1583487914
ISBN-10: 1583487913
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Spiritual concerns are central to Hispanic life in this country, and here are some titles that could expand your collection beyond the obvious. Casteneda, here represented by a compilation of quotes from his major works, is of course ever-popular. While Yogananda's work may not seem as natural a fit, his autobiography has in fact been available in Latin America since the 1950s, where it is considered a classic of spiritual literature.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Text: Spanish (translation)
Original Language: English --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Alba
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (December 1, 1999)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1583487913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583487914
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael R. Latcham on May 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
Before I purchased this book I would like to have known that the translator was not up to the task. El Profeta/the Prophet (Alba) is a translation of Kahil (Jalil) Gibrán's wonderful book The Prophet. The original is not under review here but the translation. The quality of the translation, sometimes reasonable, is often not good:
Gibran often repeats a phrase and the translator has deemed it necessary to change this by changing the language for the repeat, thus disturbing the rhythm and the simplicity (Say not... Say not ... Say rather becomes No digías... Tampoco digías... Decid, sin embargo...).
Sometimes words are not even understood - longing is translated as something to do with a long time (longing equals long). This is in De las casas - ...nor shelter your longing becomes por mucho tiempo.
On one occasion a whole paragraph of the original is omitted in the translation (In De la razón y de la pasión).
Plural words (of the days and the nights) are translated in the singular (del día y de la noche); (the songs and the silences of night) becomes (la música y el silencio de la noche).
'That which you have always known in thought' is translated as 'lo que ya sabías desde un principio.'
'Dreams' are translated as 'fantasía'.
In De la Alegría y de la tristeza, Joy and Sorrow are described in the original English as 'inseperable'. Mr. Cruz Martínez has translated this with 'insuperables'.
The book is peppered with triple asterisks to divide each section into subsections. Why? those subdivisions are not in the original. And the pictures are in the wrong places.
Why all this? Why treat such a wonderful book with such arrogance and superficiality? On the back of the book is written: ... las obras, con frecuencia maltradas, de Jalil Gibrán. ...and now again.
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By A Customer on March 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
I was fortunate to read Dr. Carlos Seguin's translation (Peru). He added a chapter to his Spanish language translation: About the Good Bye. He said there is no real good bye, like the river that passes through... its water remains on the land or the trees it touches. In the same way, this book and its wonderful teaching will never leave you.. they will remain with you and be part of your life. You will never say good bye to The Prophet, his teachings will be with you forever.
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Khalil Gibran (born Gubran Khalil Gubran;[1] Arabic ''''' '''' ''''' , January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran,[2] was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. He's the third best selling poet of all time after Shakespeare and Lao Tzu. Per Wikipedia. This book is a series of philisophic essays written in English Prose. (Translated to Spanish.) I put it on par with the best of the Holy Bible.

Khalil Gibran (nacido Gubran Khalil Gubran, [1] árabe ''''' '''' ''''', 6 en 1883 a 10 ab 1931) también conocido como Kahlil Gibran, [2] fue un artista estadounidense del Líbano, poeta y escritor. Es el poeta más vendido tercio de todos los tiempos después de Shakespeare y Lao Tzu. Por Wikipedia. Este libro es una serie de ensayos escritos en Inglés philisophic prosa. (Traducido al español.) lo puse a la par con lo mejor de la Santa Biblia.
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By A Customer on August 8, 2002
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No es solo mi favorito sino tambien uno de los mas bellos libros que he leido hasta ahora,Kahlil Gibran con magnifica destreza y una sensibilidad incomparables sabe llegar a la escencia de la sabiduria;el corazon.
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El profeta es uno de esos libros que marcaran tu modalismo y forma de ver la vida. En su paginas encontraras sabiduria y consejos para esta vida agitada y comercial que vivimos. Es recomendable leer por segunda o tercera vez pues su profundidad y riqueza de palabras necesitan una mente abierta y gran capacidad del dominio del lenguaje figurado.
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LO HABIA LEIDO HACE MUCHO TIEMPO... PERO ESTE ES UNO DE ESOS LIBROS
QUE LEES Y LEES Y NO TE CANSAS DE LEERLO PORQUE CADA VEZ, ENCUENTRAS
ALGO NUEVO.
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Muy parecido al manuscrito encontrao en Accra de Coelho, Gibran realmente fue unico y revoluciinario para su epoca al haber escrito este libro.
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Una lectura reflexiva, sobre la vida en todos sus aspectos..verdaderamente inspiradora, porque insta a mirar hacia dentro de nosotros mismos
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