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Robin Waterfield

Prophet: The Life and Times of Kahlil Gibran

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Traces the influences that shaped Kahlil Gibran, author of the inspirational New Age text The Prophet , which remains an enduring work of the 20th century. He explores Gibran s development from the wounded Romantic & angry young man to his final metamorphosis as the Prophet of New York, following him from the decadence of Boston to the vigor of Greenwich Village in its heyday before the World War I. Though known outwardly for the peace & optimism that permeates his work, Gibran s life was littered with personal tragedy. Tormented by his failure to live up to his own vision of spiritual fulfillment, Gibran ultimately succumbed to the ravages of alcoholism. Illustrations.