Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931

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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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referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series III., Blanche W. Knopf, 1918-1966 (bulk 1940-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Knaut, Cynthia V. "When love beckons to you ..." : (on a text from the prophet by Kahlil Gibran) / by Cynthia V. Knaut. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Family papers, 1853-1954. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Dvorak, Robert James, 1919-. The prophet : oratorio for solo baritone, solo contralto, chorus, and orchestra / composed by Robert J. Dvorak ; libretto condensed from "The Prophet" by K. Gibran. Roosevelt University, Murray-Green Library
creatorOf Oppenheim, James, 1882-1932. James Oppenheim papers, 1898-1932. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. William H. Shehadi collection of Kahlil Gibran, 1918-1991, bulk (1918-1931) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Josephine Preston Peabody papers, 1896-1924. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Minis family. Minis family papers, 1739-1948. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922. Josephine Preston Peabody papers, 1896-1924. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Widener Library manuscripts. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Mlynczak, Raymond. Peace : for narrator and orchestra / a poem by Kahlil Gibran ; music by Raymond Mlynczak. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. Kahlil Gibran : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Peixotto, Ernest C., 1869-1940. Ernest Peixotto papers, ca.1888-1947. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Dautricourt, Jean-Pierre, 1949-. Windsongs / Jean-Pierre Dautricourt. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn F. Holland Day Papers, 1793-2010, (bulk 1883-1933) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Read, Gardner, 1913-2005. The prophet : after Kahlil Gibran, op. 110 / Gardner Read. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Chaves, Mary, 1957-. String quartet no. 1 : based on Seven drawings by Kahlil Gibran / M. Chaves. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series II., Alfred A. Knopf Personal, 1874-1984 (bulk 1953-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Rose Pastor Stokes papers, 1900-1993 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Champion, George William, 1946-. On love / [George Champion]. West Virginia University Libraries
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. William H. Shehadi collection of Kahlil Gibran, 1918-1991, bulk (1918-1931) Princeton University Library
referencedIn James Oppenheim papers, 1898-1932 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968,. Letters : from various correspondents, 1900-1958. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. Letter, 1920-1930, New York City, New York, [to] Mrs. [Edwin Markham], [Staten Island, New York] / Kahlil Gibran. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. Dichos espirituales [recurso electrónico] / Gibrán Khalil Gibrán. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
referencedIn Alice Raphael Papers, 1917-1977 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 (bulk 1960-1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Witter Bynner letters from various correspondents, 1900-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. Letter, 1930 November 14, New York [to] Charles C. Mierow. Colorado College, Tutt Library
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. Arena y espuma [recurso electrónico] / Gibrán Khalil Gibrán. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
referencedIn TV SATELLITE FILE NO. 338 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. William A. Koshland Files None., 1921-1996 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Raphael, Alice, 1887-1975. Alice Raphael papers, 1917-1977. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. [Portrait of Witter Bynner [graphic] / drawn by Kahlil Gibran]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931. Letter, October 25, 1921, New York City, New York, [to] Mrs. [Edwin Markham], [Staten Island, New York] / Kahlil Gibran. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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Art, American
Ciegos--Libros y lectura
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Mysticism and literature--History--20th century
Lebanese Americans--Poetry
Lebanese American authors--Manuscripts
American literature--Lebanese American authors
Poets, American--20th century--Portraits
Lebanese Americans--Art
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Poets
Artists
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Birth 1883-01-06

Death 1931-04-10

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Lebanese

Arabic,

English

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