Kahlil Gibran
AUTHOR

Kahlil Gibran

Khalil Gibran (/dʒɪˈbrɑːn/; Full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran, sometimes spelled Kahlil;[a] Arabic: جبران خليل جبران‎ / ALA-LC: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān) (January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League.

Khalil Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (north of modern-day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran(Rahmeh). As a young man Khalil emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by unknown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Read more Read less
You're getting a free audiobook.
$14.95 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Best Sellers

    • The Prophet

    • By: Kahlil Gibran
    • Narrated by: James Regan
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his words...

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Prophet

    • By: Kahlil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    In Kahil Gibran's masterpiece, Almustafa, the chosen and beloved, must leave the port of Orphalese upon the ship he has waited upon for 12 years. As he descends to the waterfront, the people of Orphalese gather to question him and hear his wisdom on important topics of their daily lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent. A masterpiece!

    • By Scott Benedict on 05-19-19

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Between Night and Morn

    • By: Kahlil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Joseph Scott Anthony
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In this volume of early writings, Gibran’s simple yet lyrical style crosses from prose to poetry and yields insight into his dedication and inner vision of beauty....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Prophet

    • By: Khalil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 2

    Moving philosophy and New Age insights given long ago. The Chicago Post reviewer said, “The words bring to one’s ears the magnificent myths of Ecclesiasticus. The work of a great man”....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Can’t understand what the reader is saying over the very loud background music and bad recording

    • By Rpbp on 04-25-19

    Regular price: $4.89

    • The Broken Wings

    • By: Khalil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Ismail Yaghi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Khalil Gibran describes the Middle Eastern social issues at the beginning of the 20th century through the story of a young man who falls in love with a woman betrothed....

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Kahlil Gibran's Little Book of Secrets

    • By: Kahlil Gibran, Neil Douglas-Klotz - editor
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    One of the most popular and profound inspirational writers of all time explores the mysteries of life. Here is bite-sized wisdom for daily living....

    Regular price: $13.61

    • The Madman

    • By: Kahlil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Arthur Brown
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Kahlil Gibran's 'The Madman' was the first book he penned in English. Beautifully written, it is a short collection of parables on God, animals, human nature, and life's big questions....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Interesting, if Somewhat Dark Series of Short Vignettes

    • By FCD117 on 07-02-19

    Regular price: $6.71

    • Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran

    • By: Kahlil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A revelatory collection of essays and poems by a master of Eastern philosophy....

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Eye of the Prophet

    • By: Kahlil Gibran, Margaret Crosland - translator
    • Narrated by: Johnny Cash
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In his writings, Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran weaves Christian, Moslem, and Buddhist ideals into...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes, it is that Johnny Cash

    • By Krykie on 12-26-05

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Rebellious Spirits

    • By: Khalil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Nour Mounajed
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Rebellious Spirits is a collection of short stories that shake listeners out from the slumber of tradition and customs and incite them to rebellion against societal norms....

    Regular price: $14.00

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.