Kahlil Gibran
              Poet, philosopher, and artist, was born in Lebanon, a land that has
              produced many prophets. The millions of
              Arabic-speaking people familiar with his writings in that language
              consider him the genius of his age. But he was a
              man whose fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. His
              poetry has been translated into more than
              twenty languages.

              His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in
              the great capitals of the world and
              compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. In the United
              States, which he made his home during
              the last twenty years of his life, he began to write in English.

              The Prophet and his other books of poetry,
              illustrated with his mystical drawings, are known and loved by
              innemerable Americans who find in them an
              expression of the deepest impulses of man's heart and mind.

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