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Spirit Brides
     

Spirit Brides

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by Kahlil Gibran, Juan R. I. Cole (Translator)
 

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Juan Cole's stunning and lyric translation of Spirit Brides revives Gibran's passionate stories of spiritual transcendence through love and suffering.

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Juan Cole's stunning and lyric translation of Spirit Brides revives Gibran's passionate stories of spiritual transcendence through love and suffering.

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Library Journal
These two collections, which inaugurate a five-volume series, are not likely to enjoy the popularity of Gibran's The Prophet (1923). Originally published in Arabic in the first decade of this century, these stories and prose poems are chiefly vehicles for the writer's vague spiritualism, nostalgic idealism, or gloomy condemnation of society. The narratives themselves are either entirely symbolic or mere frames for the messages (such as belief in the transmigration of souls, exposure of the wickedness of established religion, and censure of the oppression of the poor and weak). Since the translations are new, the self-conscious literariness of the high-flown style must be Gibran's own. Some wisdom can be gleaned from these tendentious pieces (a brief essay on slavery in The Storm is moving), but the combination of mysticism, melancholy, and mannerism here ranks no higher as philosophy than it does as literature.-- Patricia Dooley, Seattle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883991005
Publisher:
White Cloud Press
Publication date:
05/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.47(d)

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Spirit Brides 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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