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Review: The Prophet By Khalil Gibran

The book was first published in 1923. It has not been out of print since then. It has been translated into over 50 languages and is still a bestseller every year. Although the West’s intelligentsia didn’t notice it, verses taken from “The Prophet” are found in countless songs and political speeches, as well as at weddings and funerals.

John F. Indira Gandhi and Kennedy are just a few of the people who were influenced by the poet’s words. Its popularity reached its peak during the 1930s, and then it was a popular bible for counterculture.

There are some indications that this work was published in 1923. However, other versions suggest that the author wrote it in Arabic at fifteen years of age and then decided to translate it into English several years later. It doesn’t matter when the work was written. Despite all that time, thousands of people still enjoy this book. The content of “The Prophet“, a message filled with serenity and reflection that seeks to help the development universal wisdom, is what really makes it valuable.

“The Prophet” is an abridged prose poem. Its characteristics allow it to surprise and provoke the reader. The protagonist, Al-Mustafa pronounces the words that will trigger a deep spiritual response. This will help you understand many human emotions, temptations and feelings such as love, money, pleasure, death, love, marriage, and even death.

This material has sold millions of copies, and it is available in many languages. It has been described as an “anthology aphorisms & parables”. The content, consisting of thoughts of an “enlightened one” regarding love, work, and death, constitutes a “hymn to life and freedom.” If you like the description, don’t hesitate making “The Prophet” your next reading.


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