Poet, philosopher, and artist, Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) was born in Lebanon.The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age and he was a man whose fame and influence spread far beyond the country of his birth. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages and 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. The Prophet and Gibran's other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings, are known and loved by readers all over the world, who find in them an expression of the deepest impulses of man's heart and mind.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was an artist, poet and philosopher. The Prophet was first published in 1923 and is his best-known work which has been translated into more than 20 languages and is read all over the world today.