Friday, May 22, 2009
Judul/Title: The Prophet
Penulis/Author: Kahlil Gibran
Penerbit/Publisher: Harcourt brace Jovanovich Inc
Dimensi/Dimension: 12.5 x 2o x 0.5 cm
Harga/Price: US$ 7.99
Call No.: 892.7/Gib/p/C.1
The Prophet represent the acme of Kahlil Gibran's achievment. Writing in English, Gibran adopted the tone and cadence of King James I's Bible, fusing his personalised Christian philosopy with a spirit and oriental wisdom that derives from the richly mixed influences of his native Lebanon. His language has a breath-taking beauty.
Before returning to his birthplace, Almustafa, the 'prophet', is asked for guidance by the people of Orphalese. His words, redolent with love and understanding, call for universal unity, and affirm Gibran's certainty of the correlated nature of all existence, and reincarnation.
The Prophet has never lost its immidiate appeal and has become a ubiquitous touchstone of spiritual literature.
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