A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran by Kahlil Gibran

By Kahlil Gibran

Passionate and non secular writings uncovering the philosophical foundations of 1 of the 20 th century's maximum thinkers Kahlil Gibran's works are recognized in the course of the international for his or her lyrical grandeur, knowledge, and insights drawn from the standard sufferings of guy. This nine-book assortment captures one among smooth history's big literary figures at his top. Texts reminiscent of "The mystery of the Heart," "Laughter and Tears," and "Song of the Flower" exhibit the vibrant elegance of lifestyles via Gibran's talented similes and symbolism. Passionate and unforgettable, those verses of lyric prose impart to the reader a grand symphony of sparking joys epitomizing the characteristics that experience made Gibran one of many world's most outstanding philosophical virtuosos.

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I could think of nothing other than a cyclic volume, a circular one. A book whose last page was identical with the first, a book which had the possibility of continuing indefinitely. I remembered too that night which is at the middle of the Thousand and One Nights when Scheherazade (through a magical oversight of the copyist) begins to relate word for word the story of the Thousand and One Nights, establishing the risk of coming once again to the night when she must repeat it, and thus on to infinity.

In order to remember similar vicissitudes I do not need to have recourse to death or even to deception. I owe this almost atrocious variety to an institution which other republics do not know or which operates in them in an imperfect and secret manner: the lottery. I have not looked into its history; I know that the wise men cannot agree. I know of its powerful purposes what a man who is not versed in astrology can know about the moon. I come from a dizzy land where the lottery is the basis of reality.

In the afternoons he liked to go out for a walk around the outskirts of Nîmes; he would take a notebook with him and make a merry bonfire. 56 The Circular Ruins And if he left off dreaming about you. . Through the Looking Glass, VI N o one saw him disembark in the unanimous night, no one saw the bamboo canoe sinking into the sacred mud, but within a few days no one was unaware that the silent man came from the South and that his home was one of the infinite villages upstream, on the violent mountainside, where the Zend tongue is not contaminated with Greek and where leprosy is infrequent.

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