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This is an auction for PROPHET: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KAHLIL GIBRAN by Robin Waterfield.

This is the book on the right in the photograph. THE TREASURED WRITINGS OF KAHLIL GIBRAN is in a separate auction.

"Known for his perennially bestselling epigrammatic book, The Prophet, Gibran (1883-1931) built such an effective persona as a mystical poet-prophet that he himself seems to have mistaken the illusion for the reality. The son of an impoverished orchard grower in Lebanon (then part of Syria), Gibran told Americans that he came from a wealthy and influential family, and he gave himself exotic and mystical airs. Among Syrian friends, however, he posed as a poor, angry young man defying oppression and injustice. Waterfield delineates Gibran's narcissism, his lack of consideration for his faithful friend and patron, Mary Haskell, and the alcoholism that likely killed him. Waterfield examines Gibran's influence on Arabic literature, discussing his Symbolist-school drawings and paintings and tracing his impact on New Age spirituality. In spite of Gibran's shortcomings, Waterfield concludes, he channeled his unhappiness and tension into a body of creative work that continues to be meaningful to many readers."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Hardback 1998.

366 pages + photographs.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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