The Prophet

The Prophet

eBook - 2017
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The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. Originally published in 1923, it is Gibran's best known work and has been translated into over 40 different languages. The prophet, Almustafa, has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years and is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with work, love, marriage, eating and drinking, joy and sorrow, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, pleasure, beauty, religion, crime and punishment, reason and passion, and death.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Head of Zeus / Vearsa Limited,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781786695994
Characteristics: 1 online resource (64 pages)
Restrictions on Access: Access limited to subscribing institutions.

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kityojames
Jun 19, 2015

This book provides some of the greatest lessons for life; I loved the ones about when to talk, and when to remain silent. Recommended

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Rowswell
Jan 03, 2013

Interesting read, but not sure I understand why it became the counterculture bible

debwalker Mar 08, 2011

March 7, 2011: An animated feature based on the Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is being produced by actress Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa Productions, along with Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski. According to Deadline.com, the "intention is for different directors to helm each chapter, with an interconnecting theme and a musical through-line."

Among the filmmakers expected work on the adaptation are Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville), John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Chris Landreth (Oscar-winning short Ryan), Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guard Dog and Your Face) and Kunio Kato (Oscar-winning short Tsumiki no ie).

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Rainman
Aug 24, 2014

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.

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Rainman
May 01, 2013

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward or tarries with yesterday.

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