Category:Literature- Literary Fiction
Publisher: Ilqa Publications | ISBN: 9789699473906 | Pages: 78
FIRST PUBLISHED in 1923, The Prophet is one of the bestselling books of all time. It comprises of 26 prose poetry essays in which Al-Mustafa, the Prophet, waiting to board a homebound ship, addresses a group of followers about all things important in life.Their lives would be never the same after his speech. A classic of its own kind, The Prophet has been translated into o
About the Author
Khalil Gibran (also spelled Kahlil Gibran; Arabic: >) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer.
Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of Ottoman Mount Lebanon), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.