The Broken Wings is a poetic novel written by Khalil Gibran and first published in Arabic. It is a tale of tragic love, set in turn-of-the-century Beirut. A young woman, Selma Karamy is betrothed to... More > a prominent religious man's nephew. The protagonist, a young man, perhaps even Gibran himself, falls in love with this woman. They begin to meet in secret, however they are discovered, and Selma is forbidden to leave her house, breaking their hopes and hearts.
The book highlights many of the social issues of the time in the Eastern Mediterranean, including religious corruption, the rights of women (and lack thereof), and the weighing up of wealth and happiness.< Less
Containing poems and parables which are actually teachings on life, this book is a treasury of timeless wisdom and universal appeal. Much of Gibran's writings deal with Christianity, especially on... More > the topic of spiritual love. But his mysticism is a convergence of several different influences: Christianity, Islam, Sufism, Hinduism and theosophy. His most famous work is The Prophet.< Less
A clarion call for freedom from one of the twentieth century’s most important philosophers and writers, Kahlil Gibran A book so powerful it was burned in the marketplace of Beirut at the time... More > of its publication, Kahlil Gibran’s Spirits Rebellious is a clarion call for freedom in his homeland of Lebanon—for individuals and society. Gibran’s bitter denunciation of religious and political injustice flows through his lyric pen in three parables, that of “Madame Rose Hanie,” “The Cry of the Graves,” and “Kahlil the Heretic.” His vision of liberty is no less powerful today.< Less
The wisdom, poetic outlook, and deep humanity for which Gibran's best-known work, The Prophet, is famous are also amply present in The Forerunner, published just 3 years earlier. Heartfelt and... More > compassionate, it is a memorable, internationally acclaimed collection of 24 morality tales dealing with universal human concerns.
Readers who found meaning and beauty in Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet will appreciate this engaging volume of the author's poetry, aphorisms, thoughts, and observations. Published a few years before The Prophet, The Forerunner traces the trajectory of Gibran's development as an artist and thinker.< Less
till one of Gibran's most well-loved works over 70 years after its original publication, "Jesus the Son of Man" is a striking fictional portrait of Christ as seen through the eyes of his... More > contemporaries. Depicting a variety of famous figures, from Mary Magdalen to Pontius Pilate, Gibran's spellbinding collection of narratives combine historical authority with the supreme eloquence that his admirers hold so dear. Fully conscious of the social, political, and religious realities of Palestine and Rome at the time, and at home with the local traditions and language, Gibran effortlessly evokes the spellbinding power of Christ's presence upon his associates.< Less
"This volume is in part translation from the Arabic parables, in part written directly in English. A small book of only seventy pages, it is a product of the poet's youth and early manhood, rich... More > with promise of what was to follow. It is entirely of the East, with no shading of Western thought or content. It is an expression of the passionate inner life not yet restrained and controlled by the vaster wisdom andcompassion that came to bud in The Forerunner and to full flower in The Prophet . . .
"Here for the first time Gibran registers fully his sense of that aloneness which remained with him always, even unto the end. Always he was alien to this planet, to this time and this scene, yet always he battled to reduce this distance between himself and ourselves. But as he once said, 'Ye would not.'"
—Barbara Young, in This Man from Lebanon: A Study of Kahlil Gibran< Less
Sand and Foam is a small but priceless collection of parables and aphorisms embellished with the author's own mystical drawings and sketches. First published more than seventy years ago, Kahlil... More > Gibran's works have been translated into all major languages and continue to appeal to readers across the world regardless of their age, race, gender or creed.< Less
This Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiecehas been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.
Content: The Coming of the Ship,... More > Love, Marriage, Children, Giving, Eating and Drinking, Work, Joy and Sorrow, Houses, Clothes, Buying and Selling, Crime and Punishment, Laws, Freedom, Reason and Passion, Pain, Self-Knowledge, Teaching, Friendship, Talking, Time, Good and Evil, Prayer, Pleasure, Beauty, Religion, Death, The Farewell< Less