The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran [NOOK Book]

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The definitive collection of works by one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed writers and philosophers
Kahlil Gibran produced some of the world’s most remarkable poems and philosophical essays throughout his almost thirty-year career. This enriching collection of his works includes more than 150 of his stories, prose poems, verse, parables, and autobiographical essays. From The Broken Wings, about the tragic end of a first love, to A Self Portrait, revealing Gibran’s ...
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Overview

The definitive collection of works by one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed writers and philosophers
Kahlil Gibran produced some of the world’s most remarkable poems and philosophical essays throughout his almost thirty-year career. This enriching collection of his works includes more than 150 of his stories, prose poems, verse, parables, and autobiographical essays. From The Broken Wings, about the tragic end of a first love, to A Self Portrait, revealing Gibran’s greatest passions through his personal letters to friends and family, each book in this collection serves as an absorbing and comprehensive introduction to the legendary thinker.

Nine great books, gathered together into one giant volume of verses and lyric prose which peirce the very heart of the mystic East.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453235539
  • Publisher: Philosophical Library/Open Road
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 902
  • Sales rank: 327,596
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Khalil Gibran (1883–1931) was an essayist, novelist, and mystic poet. He wrote The Prophet, a collection of philosophical essays that went on to become one of the bestselling books of the twentieth century. Though he was born in Lebanon, he moved to Boston’s South End as a child and studied art with Auguste Rodin in Paris for two years before launching his literary career. Much of Gibran’s work contains themes of religion and Christianity as well as spiritual love.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2005

    Echoes Of The Spirit

    'I know that the principles upon which I base my writings, are echoes of the spirit of the great majority of the people of the world...' (656) -Kahlil Gibran in a letter to his cousin, Nakhli Gibran, in 1908. 'The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran', is a compilation of three other books of Gibran¿s treasury of writings, that each contained several books in one volume. They were: 'A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran' (1947), 'A Second Treasury of Kahlil Gibran' (1957), and 'A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran' (1965). A total of ten books in all, this volume contains earlier books by Gibran such as, 'Tears And Laughter', and more mature and widely acclaimed books such as, 'The Broken Wings.' In addition to the beautiful prose, verse, and imaginative stories, there is also biographical information and letters written by, and to Gibran. This is perhaps the most comprehensive book of Kahlil Gibran's writings, and one of the most informative about the man himself. Philosopher, artist, and poet; these are some of the titles that are used to describe Kahlil Gibran. In order to fully describe this remarkable man, and this book, 'The Treasured writings of Kahlil Gibran', one must reach beyond a mere title and use words such as passion, purity, and even divinity. To read this book is to realize this was a mortal man who sincerely understood the difficulties of being human, and yet often looked into the tender eyes of the divine, and shares his belief that he can see this light in the eyes of others. ¿The riches of the spirit beautify the face of man and give birth to sympathy and respect. The spirit, in every being is made manifest in the eyes...¿ (488) To absorb the depth of Gibran is to discover your own soul¿s longing for light and life, for beauty and joy. It is to hear the cries of your own heart¿s ecstasy as a friend, companion, and lover. With his writings, Gibran seems to gently take us by the hand, and listen with us, for our own whisper of echoing spirit. ~Brian Douthit author of ¿Perfectly Said: when words become art¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2002

    These treasured writings are very much a treasure!

    Omission of The Prophet aside, this is a wonderful compilation of Gibran's most beautiful writings. His work, at times heart-breaking, at times inspiring, describes a world as seen through the heart and spirit. I love this book and never tire of reading it.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

    For lovers of Kahlil Gibran this book is a must have.

    The biographical information gives us some insight into the life of this soulful human being. But, as usual, his writings leave us wondering if this human actually touched down on terra firma or if his spirit was so intertwined with God's that he floated closer to heaven than to earth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2002

    A Grave Omission

    This is a good book for all Gibran aficionados. I am simply wondering why none of the Prophet series has been included in it; this seems like a grave omission considering the Prophet series is what Gibran is best known for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2011

    Excellent - a must for anyone wondering about "Ask Not"

    A beautiful compilation of Gibran's writing.
    Imagine the surprise in reading the New Frontier article that appears to be the source of inspiration for JFK's wonderful "Ask Not" phrase.
    To be thoroughly enjoyed

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