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The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran [Kindle Edition]

Kahlil Gibran , Martin L. Wolf , Anthony R. Ferris , Andrew Dib Sherfan
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The definitive collection of works by one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed writers and philosophers

Kahlil Gibran produced some of the world’s most remarkable poems and philosophical essays throughout his almost thirty-year career. This enriching collection of his works includes more than 150 of his stories, prose poems, verse, parables, and autobiographical essays. From The Broken Wings, about the tragic end of a first love, to A Self Portrait, revealing Gibran’s greatest passions through his personal letters to friends and family, each book in this collection serves as an absorbing and comprehensive introduction to the legendary thinker.

About the Author

KAHLIL GIBRAN (January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931) A Lebanese-American poet, novelist, and essayist, Gibran's lyrical writings offer a blend of philosophy, religion, mysticism, and parable. Gibran was born in Lebanon and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1895. He was educated in Beirut and studied art in Paris. He later returned to the United States and set down roots in New York City, where he stayed for the rest of this life. He wrote in both English and Arabic and was heavily influenced by William Blake and the Bible. In addition to his classic, The Prophet (1923), he wrote The Madman (1918), Broken Wings (1922), The Processions (1919), and Jesus, The Son of Man (1928).


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2837 KB
  • Print Length: 924 pages
  • Publisher: Philosophical Library/Open Road (20 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0065YE7MW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Echoes Of The Spirit 10 Sep 2005
Format:Hardcover
"I know that the principles upon which I base my writings, are echoes of the spirit of the great majority of the people of the world..." (656)
-Kahlil Gibran in a letter to his cousin, Nakhli Gibran, in 1908.
"The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran", is a compilation of three other books of Gibran's treasury of writings, that each contained several books in one volume. They were: "A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran" (1947), "A Second Treasury of Kahlil Gibran" (1957), and "A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran" (1965). A total of ten books in all, this volume contains earlier books by Gibran such as, "Tears And Laughter", and more mature and widely acclaimed books such as, "The Broken Wings." In addition to the beautiful prose, verse, and imaginative stories, there is also biographical information and letters written by, and to Gibran. This is perhaps the most comprehensive book of Kahlil Gibran's writings, and one of the most informative about the man himself.
Philosopher, artist, and poet; these are some of the titles that are used to describe Kahlil Gibran. In order to fully describe this remarkable man, and this book, "The Treasured writings of Kahlil Gibran", one must reach beyond a mere title and use words such as passion, purity, and even divinity. To read this book is to realize this was a mortal man who sincerely understood the difficulties of being human, and yet often looked into the tender eyes of the divine, and shares his belief that he can see this light in the eyes of others.
"The riches of the spirit beautify the face of man and give birth to sympathy and respect. The spirit, in every being is made manifest in the eyes..." (488)
To absorb the depth of Gibran is to discover your own soul's longing for light and life, for beauty and joy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its a Gift 22 Oct 2010
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Format:Hardcover
Having read some of the author's other works and shared them with a friend, I decided to purchase this book as a gift for this friend who was moving away. Having browsed through the pages before wrapping it I think I will order my own copy. As a present it was well received and proved just the thing for a person who has most things they want or need.
The author's writings are wonderful to "dip into" at times when reflection can help to clear the mind. Whilst the contents are spiritual they are not religious in a faith determined context and would be suitable for any reader of any denomination or non at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable Gibran. 30 Jan 2014
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Inspirational beautiful classic writings with a magical touch. Gibran never disappoints and I got this at a bargain price for my Kindle, If you enjoy delicious words and spirituality, then this is the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Master 27 Jun 2002
By "airborneotter" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I don't believe all readers would share the response I had, and this would be a shame, for rarely have I been so moved. This contains poems, short prose and stories- Some are beautiful parables, some are narratives of his past, others include gentle condemnations of harmful passions or yearnings for a better world; all (excluding, perhaps, the letters) are worth reading for any sort of audience, revolutionary or romantic, religious or humanist, idiot or intelligent, and so on.
Some parts of this book seemed unreal. So wonderous was the flow of words and the manifestation of Gibrans mind that I felt tears at the incredible beauty of the whole, I even shuddered in joy brought about by the realisation that this work of art exists- kind of like when first reading the Brothers Karamazov, seeing a Michaelangelo, or viewing a spectacular film of nature (Blue Planet, Pattagonia and the like); one is left in awe.
63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Echoes Of The Spirit 28 Mar 2005
By Brian Douthit - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
"I know that the principles upon which I base my writings, are echoes of the spirit of the great majority of the people of the world..." (656)
-Kahlil Gibran in a letter to his cousin, Nakhli Gibran, in 1908.

"The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran", is a compilation of three other books of Gibran's treasury of writings, that each contained several books in one volume. They were: "A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran" (1947), "A Second Treasury of Kahlil Gibran" (1957), and "A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran" (1965). A total of ten books in all, this volume contains earlier books by Gibran such as, "Tears And Laughter", and more mature and widely acclaimed books such as, "The Broken Wings." In addition to the beautiful prose, verse, and imaginative stories, there is also biographical information and letters written by, and to Gibran. This is perhaps the most comprehensive book of Kahlil Gibran's writings, and one of the most informative about the man himself.

Philosopher, artist, and poet; these are some of the titles that are used to describe Kahlil Gibran. In order to fully describe this remarkable man, and this book, "The Treasured writings of Kahlil Gibran", one must reach beyond a mere title and use words such as passion, purity, and even divinity. To read this book is to realize this was a mortal man who sincerely understood the difficulties of being human, and yet often looked into the tender eyes of the divine, and shares his belief that he can see this light in the eyes of others.

"The riches of the spirit beautify the face of man and give birth to sympathy and respect. The spirit, in every being is made manifest in the eyes..." (488)

To absorb the depth of Gibran is to discover your own soul's longing for light and life, for beauty and joy. It is to hear the cries of your own heart's ecstasy as a friend, companion, and lover. With his writings, Gibran seems to gently take us by the hand, and listen with us, for our own whisper of echoing spirit.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars With Great Power Ignorance Is Scattered 11 May 2005
By Zamounde S. Allie, Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My father first gave me a copy of this powerful, and yet distant writer who exposed my mental eye to a world far away; yet close to home. Kahlil Gibran inspired me beyond words, and I know as a writer that every word written inspires someone; however, this author is my prime example of how race has no matter in words that scatter ignorance. He'd addressed the heart and mind on subjects with great story telling power. My original copy of his book is so old that it is falling apart, and so I bought this collection in order to share his words with others without concern for the condition of the book. I read a few pages to a young lady in one of my classes and she went out and bought her a copy, too. I had no idea that I was missing out on so much more incredible stories and poems until I'd made this purchase. I leave it to you form your own opinion.
47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunned 21 Jan 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I borrowed this book from a friend and she never got it back. I have read it in its entirity more than five times and I still am stunned at the beauty of his writings. This is the perfect mix of his writings, it gives you a really good introduction to the beautiful work that he does. Really the only thing that it is missing is the Prophet.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I find myself looking at the world through others' eyes. 17 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Gibran uses words in a way that makes you question your own beliefs, ideas and views of yourself and the world that surrounds you. Every piece of work makes you feel something new, like a seedling sprouting inside yourself. Making you realize more and more about who you want to become and what kind of life you are living now. Each time I open this book, my heart begins to pound because I know that I am about to embark on a great adventure into a spiritual world full of wonder.
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