The Earth Gods

The Earth Gods

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by Kahlil Gibran
     
 

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2013 Reprint of English. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. With Illustrations reproduced from original drawings by the author. "This is, in my opinion, one of the greatest poems in the language. The Earth Gods is, perhaps, a book for the mystic, a poet's book for poets, for the initiate and the dreamer of vast

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2013 Reprint of English. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. With Illustrations reproduced from original drawings by the author. "This is, in my opinion, one of the greatest poems in the language. The Earth Gods is, perhaps, a book for the mystic, a poet's book for poets, for the initiate and the dreamer of vast dreams. Yet I have known those who pride themselves on being highly practical and feet-on-the-ground, who disown any bent toward the mystical and the occult, to pronounce it a book of wonder and power. And as a child of seven to whom I read portions of the poem on request, says unvaryingly, 'Read it again!' This, perhaps, for the music and the almost unearthly beauty of rhythm."

-Barbara Young, in This Man From Lebanon: A Study of Kahlil Gibran

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394403441
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/15/1938

Meet the Author

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), poet, philosopher, and artist, was born in Lebanon, a land that has produced many prophets. The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age. But he was a man whose fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. In the United States, which he made his home during the last twenty years of his life, he began to write in English. The Prophet and his other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings, are known and loved by innumerable American who find in them an expression of the deepest impulses of man’s heart and mind.

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