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REVIEW ã The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran Ad admirers in AmericaIn these writings the Dante of the twentieth century offers verses and lyric prose which possess all the grandeur of rich music Here are the great truths and heartening joys drawn from the tears and sufferings of man Here are pages that sparkle with simile and symbolism of which Gibran is the world's unuestioned masterAnd here is the profound exaltation of a great soul that has found salvation in the heart of sorro I recently purchased this book at the general store in my hometown and have not begun a morning without it since Seriously If you want a book at your bedside for late night or early morning reading this is it It is a large book at just over 900 pages but spending an hour or so reading a few poems at a time is the best approach in my opinion You will not believe the way that Gibran s poetry and prose reach deep into your soul and evoke a song that evades words Seriously Do yourself a favor and pick up some of Gibran s writings

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REVIEW ã The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran W In this book you will find wistful beauty fierce anger spellbinding majesty and the abiding peace that Eastern wisdom seeks eternally in contemplationThe nine books which make up A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran contain the texts of Secrets of the Heart Tears and Laughter and Spirits Rebellious together with hitherto unpublished writings by Gibran which are included in the brilliant preface by the distinguished Gibran scholar Martin L Wolf I grew up reading Kahlil Gibran The last time I read his works was over fifteen years ago but I still remember the profound impression his musings stories and prose poems had on my adolescent imagination There was always a copy of his works by the side of my bedKahlil was a dreamer My friends used to call him a madman Our world needs dreamers and madmen

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REVIEW ã The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran Kahlil Gibran author of The Prophet is known throughout the world as The Immortal Prophet of Lebanon and the Savant of his Age The very heart of the mystic East emerges in this monumental volume of the magnificent poetry and prose that he wrote in his beloved mother tongue Arabic Translated superbly into English here are the nine great books gathered together in one giant volume and now available in a paperback edition for Gibran's myri The Treasured Writings of Khalil Gibran is a comprehensive collection of pretty much everything Gibran wrote during his lifetime As such it is a very large book containing 902 pages I ve been reading this on the side while reading other lighter books While the size of the book may be intimidating to some readers I have found that it is best read one or two short pieces at a time This is partly because taking it slowly will allow the reader to reflect upon the text and partly because Gibran s writing is so amazingly approachable that it can be picked up any time without worrying about missing anything The book is comprised of several separate sections Tears and laughter Between night and morn Secrets of the heart Spirits rebellious The broken wings The voice of the master Thoughts and meditations A self portrait Mirrors of the soul and The wisdom of Khalil Gibran Among the texts are interspersed Gibran s poems which I was not familiar with How does one define Gibran s writing Or rather the uestion should be whether Gibran s writing allows definition at all At times one feels that he is reading a philosophical thesis on humanity Other times it reads like a religious text dictated by a prophet to his followers And still the poetry speaks of the soul of a poet in the traditional sense inasmuch as one perceives a deeply understanding soul must have written the lines on the pages Gibran s work may sound intimidating but it is far from it It is easily the most approachable philosophical text one written in an elouent and intelligible way that allows the reader to grasp the master s message and pondering Gibran is often labeled a prophet not only due to his work The Prophet and the label is strangely befitting He is not however a prophet of doom Rather Gibran embraces nature and humanity and he sees hope in places where I would personally never bothered looking He is contagiously optimistic and even when he chastises it comes across as an encouragement For he truly encourages people to look not only around them but also deep inside themselves and seek peace Whether one follows him on his musings through the Lebanese cedars or atop a mountain while hiding from a tempest Gibran is the light in the end of a tunnel a guiding hand and a father who comforts Yesterday we were and today we are Gibran says in one of the many masterpieces A simple yet powerful message We are we exists we are aware Yesterday we were a toy in the hands of Destiny But today Destiny has awakened from her intoxication to play and laugh and walk with us We do not follow her but she follows us Wisdom is not in words Wisdom is meaning within words Gibran s words do not hide wisdom they spread it right before your very eyes from the first page to the last My words however struggle to portray what this book is and what it means Gibran s writing is universal and dated in a beautiful way that makes it timeless His words are a blessing a comforting voice in the darkness of humanity Highly recommended