Kahlil Gibran


Born
in Bsharri, Lebanon
January 06, 1883

Died
April 10, 1931

Genre

Influences


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. 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
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“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.”
Kahlil Gibran

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.”
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Polls

March 2019 Short Story/Novella Poll

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 104 pages, 1941
 
  88 votes, 26.7%

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol, 48 pages, 1842
 
  77 votes, 23.3%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 96 pages, 1923
 
  52 votes, 15.8%

After Twenty Years by O. Henry, 20 pages, 1906.
 
  46 votes, 13.9%

Big Blonde and Other Stories by Dorothy Parker, Title Story Only, 18 pages, 1929
 
  39 votes, 11.8%

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, 128 pages, 1955
 
  28 votes, 8.5%

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