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For the first time, all the major works of this beloved writer are gathered together in one hardcover volume.

Poet, artist, and mystic, Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 to a poor Christian family in Lebanon and immigrated to the United States as an adolescent. His masterpiece, The Prophet, a book of poetic essays that he began while still a yout...more
Hardcover, 880 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by Alfred A. Knopf (first published 1964)
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"الحياة امرأة غاوية و لكنها جميلة و من يرَ غوايتها يكره جمالها."


"ترى هل أنا وحدي رهين الظلمتين ظلمة الأنانية و ظلمة الاستكفاء؟"


"أحب بلادي و للحب ألف عين ترى و ألف أذن تعي"


"إن الأمم تحيا بمظاهر أفرادها."


"إذا حلت نكبة في قوم أبانت ما في نفوسهم من العزم و الضعف و النخوة و التواني و الكرم و البخل."


"رأيت في كل نكبة ناموسا وضيعا يساوي القوي بالضعيف و الغني بالفقير و الحكيم بالغبي، و تجعلهم جميعا أن يقفوا متهيبين أمام عرض الحياة و الموت."


"المرأة أعلم من الرجل بالأطفال و لكن الر...more
Mystical, religious, perhaps esoteric, but still an amazing read. Khalil Gibran had a real talent for prose, and even more so for poetry, and this is coming from somebody not poetically inclined. Also contains his art. Worth getting just for the harmony of the words as they bounce around in your head.
JoAnne Pulcino

Kahil Gibran

In my humble opinion this is one of the greatest prophets and writers of all time. He immigrated to the United States as an adolescent, and was part of our culture unlike so many that were years ago.

His superb title THE PROPHET is poetry and philosophy for almost any time or place.

As is obvious I am in total awe and dependence on his brilliance and immense humanity and understanding of the human condition in a very spiritual, enlightened and passionate...more
هدى إبراهيم
يرويك كلما جفّ الماء بداخلكَ
Ahmed Khalil
جبران خلط مع حبره نور.
و كلماته انارت الصفحات بعاطفة حمراء، و دموع سوداء.
امضيت عدة شهور بالقرب من قلم جبران،
استمعت لموسيقاه،
و شاهدت عرائسه بين المروج،
و احسست بتمرد روحه،
و مشيت على الأجنحة المتكسرة،
و من بين العواصف،
جرينا في مواكب شعره،
و عندما ارقدت الكتاب على الرف الأحمر،
رسمت دمعة، و مزقت ابتسامة.

Khalaf Alshammari
قراءة جبران هي تجربة روحية وعقلية فريدة دائماً ..
سياحة في سماوات حالمة عامرة بسحر اللفظ والمعنى ..
كاتب لن يتكرر .. ومعان يحاول الآخرون تكرارها .. ولا ينجحون !
أكثر ما أعجبني في هذه المجموعة هي الطريقة التي ترجمت بها من الإنجليزية إلى العربية، حيث إنها ترجمة أكثر من رائعة وكأن جبران خليل جبران قد خطها بالعربية بنفسه.
Alaa Elemam
مزيج جبرانى رهيب من الطبيعة الى الخيال الى الجنون والخروج عن المئلوف مخلوط بالحبكة القصصية والبلاغة الادبية والقيمة الفنية
لا كلام يقال ..
Sawsan Amir
• المحبة منذ البدء ، لا تعرف عمقها إلا ساعة الفراق .
إذا أشارت المحبة إليكم فاتبعوها …وإن كانت مسالكها صعبة متحدرة ،
وإذا ضمتكم بجناحيها فأطيعوها …وإن جرحكم السيف المستور بين ريشها ،
وإذا خاطبتكم المحبة فصدقوها … فهي كما تكلمكم فهي أيضاً تصلبكم
• المحبة تضمكم إلى قلبها كأغمار الحنطة …وتدرسكم على بيدرها لتعريكم ،
وتغربلكم لكي تحرركم من قشوركم …وتطحنكم لتجعلكم أنقياء كالثلج ،
وتعجنكم بدموعها حتى تلينوا … ثم تعدكم لنارها المقدسة ،
لكي تصيروا خبزاً مقدساً يقرب على مائدة الرب ….
• المحبة لا تعطي إلا نف...more
Ishank Sharma
Khalil gibran really doesn't have a variety of style, and he falls short of his aim multiple times to be profound and to say profound things, however, this guy is the 3rd best selling poet in the world behind shakespeare and lao tzu, so for that reason he is worth a looking over.
I got into reading him because I saw some quotes of his online and thought they were beautiful. Gibran really does have a lyrial style to his writing which makes his work pleasant and enjoyable to read.
Emily Iliani
Someone once commented (accurately) that people only read KG during one's teen-years. He is 'too romantic'.

Hoping to relive the romance that is The Prophet, I decided to finish KG's collected poems all at a go.

The idea only works as a visual stimuli (Everyman's Library did a good job reproducing the great works in standardize hardcopies - an ocd's haven) but to douse the mind with all that romance at one go, proven to be childish.

Some of the lines are immature at best, cliche at least. I did thi...more
Khalil gibran really doesn't have a variety of style, and he falls short of his aim multiple times to be profound and to say profound things, however, this guy is the 3rd best selling poet in the world behind shakespeare and lao tzu, so for that reason he is worth a looking over.

I got into reading him because I saw some quotes of his online and thought they were beautiful. Gibran really does have a lyrial style to his writing which makes his work pleasant and enjoyable to read.
Highly metaphorical and engaging!! More like a journey times abstruse....mostly unearthing deep philosophical questions from simple of things, events and moments around favourites The Prophet, Spirit Rebellious, Tears and Laughter, Nymphs of the Valley, The Madman and The Earth Gods.
الكتاب تتناول مجموعة من المقالات و الرسائل المعربة، أسلوب الكاتب يغلب عليه الطابع التوجيهي
المعان التي يحاول إيصالها للقارئ سامية جداً، لغته بسيطة جداً
قسم [ يسوع بن الإنسان ] كان ممل نوعاً ما، و لكن بقية الكتاب يستحق القراءة لأكثر من مرة
If anyone want to know the objective of a person's life despite of his character then you must & should read this person's view towards them. It is one of the amazing & dynamic book ever read . Please go for it
Chakravarthi Bharati
Gibran is one of my favourite poets and philosophers. His words are simple but highly philosophical.It gives some pleasure to heart and relieve our soul pains...

"A great singer is he who sings our silences".
David Hirt
There's a lot of good stuff in here but there is a part of me that instinctively reacts negatively to anyone claiming prophet status too which it seems like calling on of his books The Prophet is akin.
Kahlil Gibran at its best...enjoyed reading Sand & Foam, The Broken Wings, The Forerunner and Tears & Laughter....As always The Prophet remains his best...short and sweet...A must for all KG admirers
كاتبي المفضل على الاطلاق - كتبه أهم كتب عندي - قرأتها كثيرا وأنا أصغر والآن أكون سعيدة فقط عندا أتصفحها - الفطرة الطيبة للإنسان تتجلى في كتاباته خاصة كتاب النبي
Oct 19, 2009 A. marked it as to-read
Shelves: poetry, unfinished
I haven't touched this book for a very long time and I don't feel the appetite to read from it I'll give it some rest.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Alice Dodge
I'm skipping around a bit, as Jack Kerouac keeps tempting me away, but am thoroughly enjoying this book. I've read up to Jesus, Son of Man.
Tippy Jackson
My favorites were the prophet, the wanderer, the madman and spirits rebellious. Also, A vision in a tear and a smile, the first one.
زاهي رستم
جبران نبي صغير.. وهو أحد أصدقائي القلة.. فأنا بلا أحد.. لابد لكل مثقف من قراءة اثنين، أحدهما جبران والثاني ميخائيل نعيمة...
Gibran is one of my favorite poets and philosophers, and his masterpiece "The Prophet" contains so much wisdom.
This is by far the greatest book I've ever been lucky enough too read... As must have for every library.
Kaustubh Moghe
Every time you read, you find a new meaning. Must read. Please stay away if you like Sheldon.
Matt Alexander
May 26, 2010 Matt Alexander is currently reading it
I am enjoying the strange words mixed with all the strange drawings this guy did.
Cristina Garcia
Khalil Gibran is an amazing writer. His work moves me like no one else's.
Kahlil Gibran is one of my favorite mystics/poets. Not much more to say!
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Khalil Gibran (also spelled Kahlil Gibran; Arabic: جبران خليل جبران) 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. Hi...more
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