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
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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