Poet, philosopher, and artist, Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931) was born in Lebanon.The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age and he was a man whose fame and influence spread far beyond the country of his birth. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages and his drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake.
The Prophet and Gibran’s other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings, are known and loved by readers all over the world, who find in them an expression of the deepest impulses of man’s heart and mind.
“It’s packed full of poems and sonnets and words of wisdom. Inspirational stuff” (Tamzin Outhwaite Daily Express)
“It was all the rage in the 60s, when it was almost like a bible to me. To any question, there was always a simple answer” (Cynthia Lennon Mail on Sunday)
“A book that changed me … was The Prophet by Khalil Gibran, which has passages about every section of life. My parents gave me a copy when I left home; it’s a bit of a family Bible” (Julia Bradbury Independent on Sunday) –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.