Book Discussion – “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran

“And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation…”

The Prophet“, a masterpiece by Khalil Gibran, is a beautiful collection of 28 poetical essays that are philosophical, spiritual and inspirational. It has been one of the most celebrated classics of our times and touches the topics of our day-to-day lives in such a manner that tiniest of our daily routines spring out in an enriched manner of words and every little thing makes us feel connected not only to others, not only to Earth but also to our god-selves.

Book Discussion - The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

Explore with us the soulfulness of “The Prophet” as The Readers’ Avenue gather at Liberty Books near BBQ Tonight on Saturday, 22nd February 2014 to discuss the fervid contents of these essays. They will be having an interactive discussion in which not only will we recite excerpts but, will also ponder upon, with each other, what touched our hearts, captured our minds and enriched our souls.

About The Author

Kahlil Gibran 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.

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