A Self Portrait

A Self Portrait Letters mingle souls said the poet John Donne no better proof of this statement could be found than this collection of the letters of Kahlil Gibran In his letters the author of The Prophet The Broke

  • Title: A Self Portrait
  • Author: Kahlil Gibran
  • ISBN: 9788185944685
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Letters mingle souls, said the poet John Donne, no better proof of this statement could be found than this collection of the letters of Kahlil Gibran In his letters the author of The Prophet,The Broken Wings, The Voice of the Master other 20th century classics bared his soul completely, their strange magic inspired in his correspondents a like self rev Letters mingle souls, said the poet John Donne, no better proof of this statement could be found than this collection of the letters of Kahlil Gibran In his letters the author of The Prophet,The Broken Wings, The Voice of the Master other 20th century classics bared his soul completely, their strange magic inspired in his correspondents a like self revelation The letters in this book span 1904 to 1930, truly constitute a self portrait of the poet in the time of his greatest productivity These are Gibran s Boston New York years, with an interlude in Paris, during which he studied under the sculptor Auguste Rodin There are touching letters here to his sister Miriana other members of his family there are thoughtful letters to such influential men as Ameen Guraieb, rhe editor who introduced the Arabic American public above all, there are impassioned letters to May Ziadeh, the Lebanese writer with whom Gibran had formed an extraordinary literary love relationship entirely through correspondence.

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    About “Kahlil Gibran”

    1. Kahlil Gibran

      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.

    594 thoughts on “A Self Portrait”

    1. This copy I have might have been published when ISBN was not yet existent. Nonetheless, I am very thankful to have found this book. Kahlil Gibran, indeed, is my soulmate, if I may be allowed to say. We have the same dreams and visions that make me understand the language of my soul.



    2. This book consists of letters written by one of my favorite poets and philosophers. The translation of the letters in this volume was not able to rob them of the poetry which Gibran has become best know for. I spent a day in this book and find myself ripped away from it by the blank page at the end.


    3. An interesting collection of letters written by Gibran covering approximately 25 years of his life. It was fascinating to read his thought processes concerning his work, friends, health, etc. The letters reflect his maturing as well as his declining health.


    4. Here's a nice little collection of letters that Gibran wrote to close friends which opens the doors to seeing into his passions, motivations and goals in life. It also reveals his incredible health challenges and how he learned from them and came to cherish what suffering can teach us.




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