Kahlil Gibran (6 Jan 1883 – 10 Apr 1931): Spirits Rebellious
BIOGRAPHIES, 2 Jan 2023
At a time when armed conflict and strong socioeconomic tensions cover much of the Middle East holdings of the old Ottoman Empire (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey) , it is helpful to recall a native son of the area and a positive voice for humanity. Kahlil Gibran is one of the most quoted prose poets, especially his 1923 work The Prophet. In The Prophet, we are told that Almustafa, a holy man, has been living in exile, in a city called Orphalese for twelve years. A ship is coming to take him home to the island of his birth. People gather and ask him for his final words of wisdom — on love, on work, on joy, on children. The book has become bedside reading for all those who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious”.
Tags: Biography, Kahlil Gibran, Literature
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