(1883 ± 1931)

and artist who was born in Lebanon in 1983. ‡ ‡ . begins to learn English. Kahlil Gibran wrote in Arabic. Until his move to the United States.Gibran discovers Denison House. 1895 father jailed in Besharri.who has a significant artistic impact on him. Kahlil's books and poems have been translated into more than twenty languages. a rough man with a bad temper. Late in that year he first meets photographer Fred Holland . father. Kamila and her four children emigrate to Boston in hopes of escaping misery Kahlil shows talent at drawing and. philosopher.His vision on life and humanity. 1896 . From there on he began to write in English.BACKGROUND ‡ Kahlil Gibran. These are discouraged by his father . understanding relationship that nourishes his artistic tendencies. a poet. made him to be considered the genius of his age.. at age 12. Gibran and his mother have a close.

Meets Mary Haskell. his half-brother Peter. he loses to tuberculosis his sister Sultana.Moved by a desire to complete his Arabic-language education. an American school headmistress in Boston. Kahlil Gibran returns to Lebanon and attends al-Hikmah high school in Beirut. Kahlil Gibran joins "Golden Links Society" of Arab-American writers and intellectuals. 1902 . and his mother Kamila.Kahlil Gibran returns to Boston. 1904 . Marks the beginning of a lifelong friendship that sometimes veered toward romance. 1931 . then romantic feelings for a young Bostonian woman. Josephine Peabody. a poet and intellectual. Kahlil Gibran finds consolation and encouragement with his sister Mariana and his friend Josephine.He loses to tuberculosis and dies ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . Develops a friendship. now aged 19.Back to Boston. apparently in part because she fears to cross the then race barrier and risk her place in society. 1910 .‡ 1897 . In the same year. Romance deepens with Mary Haskell. but then she pulls back. He also studies religion and ethics.

Marianna (gibran¶s sister) Freedom Chained Jesus the son of man. .PAINTINGS. The divine world Or eye in the palm.

The Son of Man (1928) The Garden of The Prophet (1933) The Sea . 1914) The Madman (1918) al-Mawakib (The Processions. 1919) Originally written in English: ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ The Prophet. (1923) Sand and Foam (1926) Jesus. 1908) al-Ajniha al-Mutakassira (Broken Wings. 1912) Dam'a wa Ibtisama (A Tear and A Smile.WORKS. 1906) al-Arwah al-Mutamarrida (Spirits Rebellious. Works Originally written in Arabic: ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Ara'is al-Muruj (Nymphs of the Valley.

liberty. courage.‡ Gibran held his first art exhibition of his drawings in 1904 in Boston. and understanding that are designed to uplift the soul in everyday living. love. ‡ The Prophet has never been out of print. ‡ A compilation of short articles drawn from those were published in Al-Mohejar newspaper . author of The Prophet. it was one of the bestselling books of the twentieth century in the United States. Having been translated into more than forty[13] languages. truth. ‡ Gibran. This edition contains illustrations by the author. here offers reflections on such varying topics as life.

Love : If you love somebody. they were always yours. but in advancing toward what will be. And if they don't.PHILOSOPHY Overcoming Failure: A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success. the pessimist stares at the thorns. for if they return. they never were. Success: Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry. Insight : Progress lies not in enhancing what is. the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. Life: Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. Optimism : The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns. oblivious of the rose . let them go.

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HIS INFLUENCE A world of possibilities was opened up to him by the dynamism and materialism of the American way of life. His stature and importance increase as time passes. . The special place of Kahlil Gibran in the hearts of the American people has recently received dual confirmation in the academic and public spheres. giving rise to the unique East-West synthesis which Gibran·s work represents. his message remains as potent and as meaningful today as when he was writing. his work represents a powerful affirmation of faith in the human spirit. for although he died in 1931 and his finest work was published seventy years ago. D. the universal. With its emphasis on the healing process. the timeless. and on the other hand a memorial garden has been created in his honor in Washington. the natural. On the one hand a proposal for a Chair in his name has been submitted at the University of Maryland. the eternal.C.

This wish was fulfilled in 1932.DEATH AND LEGACY ‡ Gibran died in New York City on April 10. 1931Before his death. His poetry is notable for its use of formal language. mostly condemning the corrupt practices of the Eastern churches and their clergies during that era. Gibran expressed the wish that he be buried in Lebanon. as well as insights on topics of life using spiritual terms. . Gibran remains the most popular LebaneseAmerican writer ever ‡ Much of Gibran's writings deal with Christianity. a book composed of 26 poetic essays. the best sellin book after the bible in America . ‡ Gibran's best-known work is The Prophet.

society. At the same time. while standing on their own. as his Arabic and Eastern literary structure and reflective lyricism reveals. Gibran called his little apartment and studio in New York City "The Hermitage. But Gibran's unique world-view and his combination of creative forces." where he hosted writers and artists like himself in ethnic origin and sharing a common set of values. are an important resource for reflecting on the themes of solitude. Gibran did not reject the influences of his own origins. is a great cultural treasure.CONCLUSION Kahlil Gibran's writings are a unique synthesis of creative figures hovering on the edge of society. and self. His writings. .