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A very lovingly written biography of the author of The Prophet, filled with personal anecdotes, letter extracts and remembrances of family and friends. Much wonderful detail concerning his youth and later professional life in Boston. A really lovely tribute to a soulful man, who was animated by irrepressible love and generosity, fervently devoted to his homeland but also to all of humanity.
Surely you can find that copy of The Prophet, bound in black, somewhere in your stuff. The dust cover is probably long gone. I found a copy, but I didn't know much about Gibran himself until I read this book. Things I didn't know were that he he wrote in Arabic as well as English, and the English only late in his life, and that he painted for quite a while before writing much. He lived in Boston when William James was there, and there were some tie ins to people who studied Jung extensively. He
I loved this book. The author's nephew and his wife inherited memories and memorabilia, which inspired them to want to write about the man behind the wisdom.The artistic and literary scene of late nineteenth century Boston was unknown to me. I didn't ever suspect that it would interest me, but it did. Through their nurturing of a talented and charismatic immigrant boy, influential (and interesting) women helped create an artist from a child who was destined to be a peddler. Years of work have be...