Khalil Gibran's "The Prophet"

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Information on the Author Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), a poet, philosopher, and an artist was born in Lebanon, a land which has produced many prophets. The millions of Arabic speaking people, familiar with his writing consider him a genius of his age. However, his fame and influence was not limited to the Near East only, but far beyond these borders. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been …

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…to understand. In most cases poetry which is considered good usually contains difficult word and hidden meaning. This can be interesting but in longer poems it gets dull. 'The Prophet' contains a large amount of poetry but it never gets dull in any portion of the book. I would suggest this book to anyone, because it deals with reality and can be very useful because of the advice about everyday topics found in the book.