Analysis Of The Prophet By Kahlil Gibran

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On September 3, 1923, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran was published. Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Christian Lebanese born artist, poet-philosopher who lived in Boston and New York. This seemingly minor publication had a major impact, not only in the 1920s and 30s, but far into the future, peaking again in the 1960s. Translated into 50 languages, this book has never been out of print. It has been on international best seller lists and has sold millions of copies. It was influential in the 1920s as it captured the changing perspective of the time.
The Prophet tells the story of a fictional prophet, Almustafa who has been living the last twelve years in exile on an island. He is about to return home, but the islanders ask this wise man to share
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