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1) The prophet
In Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, the eponymous Almustafa discusses topics such as life and the human condition with his followers before boarding a ship home. The 26 prose poetry fables that comprise the novel are influenced not only by his own Maronite religion but also by Islam, and the mysticism of the Sufis. Running through the text is a belief in the fundamental unity of religions. One of the best-selling poetry books of all time, it shares a...
Newly discovered writings from the author of the classic bestseller, The Prophet and the Prophet Said is a new complete gift edition of Gibran's classic text with over 150 newly discovered poems, aphorisms, and epigrams. Originally published in 1923 by Knopf, The Prophet is a teaching fable that has been cherished by millions for nearly 100 years. It is a book of wisdom that to live, provides guidance for readers on how to live a life imbued with...
""Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination. She is among our finest poets, and still growing."-Alicia Ostriker, The Nation" ""Mary Oliver's poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing. Her special gift is to connect us with our sources in the natural world, its beauties and terrors and mysteries and consolations."-Stanley Kunitz" ""One would have to reach back perhaps to [John] Clare or Christopher Smart to safely cite a parallel...
Presents the major literary works of America's poet of democracy including: Song of Myself, Starting from Paumanok, and Children of Adam.