Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1883-01-06
Death 1931-04-10
Gender:
Male
Lebanese
English, Arabic

Biographical notes:

Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American philosophical essayist, novelist, poet, and artist.

He was born in Lebanon but spent much of his productive life in the United States. Gibran immigrated with his parents to America in 1895; and the family settled in Boston's South End. In his early teens, the artistry of his drawings caught the eye of his teachers, and in 1898 his drawings were used for book covers. In 1904, he held his first art exhibition in Boston, and in 1912 he settled in New York City, devoting himself to writing literary essays and short stories, both in Arabic and in English, and to painting. While most of Gibran's early writings were in Syriac and Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. His literary and artistic work is highly romantic and was influenced by the Bible, Friedrich Nietzsche, and William Blake; and he was the illustrator of all his works. Gibran's best-known work is THE PROPHET, a book composed of 26 poetic essays. During the 1960s, THE PROPHET became especially popular with the American counterculture and New Age movements, and it remains popular, having been translated into more than 20 languages.

William Shehadi, M.D., was born in Providence, R.I., of Lebanese parents. He graduated from the School of Medicine of the American University of Beirut; and was an emeritus professor of New York Medical College.

From the description of William H. Shehadi collection of Kahlil Gibran, 1918-1991, bulk (1918-1931) (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 156046612

Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American philosophical essayist, novelist, poet, and artist.

He was born in Lebanon but spent much of his productive life in the United States. Gibran immigrated with his parents to America in 1895; and the family settled in Boston's South End. In his early teens, the artistry of his drawings caught the eye of his teachers, and in 1898 his drawings were used for book covers. In 1904, he held his first art exhibition in Boston, and in 1912 he settled in New York City, devoting himself to writing literary essays and short stories, both in Arabic and in English, and to painting. While most of Gibran's early writings were in Syriac and Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. His literary and artistic work is highly romantic and was influenced by the Bible, Friedrich Nietzsche, and William Blake; and he was the illustrator of all his works. Gibran's best-known work is THE PROPHET, a book composed of 26 poetic essays. During the 1960s, THE PROPHET became especially popular with the American counterculture and New Age movements, and it remains popular, having been translated into more than 20 languages.

William Shehadi, M.D., was born in Providence, R.I., of Lebanese parents. He graduated from the School of Medicine of the American University of Beirut; and was an emeritus professor of New York Medical College.

From the description of William H. Shehadi collection of Kahlil Gibran, 1918-1991, bulk (1918-1931) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 179284921

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Subjects:

  • American literature--Lebanese American authors
  • Lebanese Americans--Poetry
  • Poets, American--20th century--Portraits
  • Mysticism and literature--History--20th century
  • Ciegos--Libros y lectura
  • Art, American
  • Art--American (?)--Reproductions
  • Lebanese American authors--Manuscripts
  • Lebanese Americans--Art

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