Sunday, May 1, 2011

Khalil Gibran

Country of origin: Ottoman Syria (modern day Lebanon)

Khalil Gibran (born Gubran Khalil Gubran; Arabic جبران خليل جبران , January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. 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 in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

To learn more about this amazing writer, visit his page on Wikipedia, or read one of his man wonderful published works.

1 comment:

  1. His most famous work, The Prophet, has inspired me for most of my adult life, and every time I read it I discern new meaning from his words. It is available at


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