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Community Level 5Freespirit

Freespirit

Not a Typical Prophet

AdvantagesThought provoking words of wisdom on the mysteries of life.

DisadvantagesA matter of personal opinion

"...this enigmatic little book in the ‘philosophy’ section but it is not that easy to classify. If it is philosophy then it is very simple philosophy but with a sort of ‘shallow’ depth. According to the back cover of my copy The Prophet is “the most famous work of religious inspiration of the twentieth century.” The claim is at least partially justified for this book has sold 10 million copies world-wide, has been ..." Read review
23.03.2001

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Community Level 4Fantasyman

Fantasyman

And thus the prophet spoke...

AdvantagesA good read and quite uplifting

DisadvantagesAvailable for free on the net.

"The Prophet is the work of Kahlil Gibran. It has been classed at philosophy, although I think it would have been better qualified as poetry. All the lines are written in verse rather than a prose style. Plus it does not really pose any kind of argument. There is not really a story to the Prophet. It is basically about a prophet who appears before his people and offers them advise in a poetic form. This would appeal to people who like Paulo Coelho ..." Read review
10.11.2004

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Community Level 2Exodus13

Exodus13

Philosophy of life and death.

AdvantagesInspirational

Disadvantagesnone

"...story of man named Almustafa, the prophet, who has waited 12 years for his ship to return to the Island he was on to take him back to his birth place. On the 12th year he climbs a hill and sees his ship in the distance coming to take him back home. As he rushes down the hill he is overcome by sadness because he does not know how he can leave this place in peace and without sorrow. As he approached the bottom of the hill the people of the city had ..." Read review
14.03.2001

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Community Level 5poet831

poet831

A Must Read

AdvantagesA wonderful book, in telling it's tale, it provokes you to look inside yourself

DisadvantagesNone, it is a wonderful book

"...and who are unfamiliar with the man, would surely find "The Prophet" a worthy introduction. It is an intensely spiritual work, written as a simple tale. Gibran's writing offers solace when one's mood is low, and is a worthy modern book of parables. I have read other works by Kahlil Gibran and yet none touched me as much as this one. As you read, you find yourself craving a higher spiritual plane, exploring yourself, your life, the possibilities ..." Read review
31.03.2001

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Community Level 2flopsy

flopsy

Sublime

AdvantagesBeautifully written and profound content

DisadvantagesNone

"...would be one. Kahlil Gibran, the Lebanese poet/artist who died in his early 40s from tuberculosis, is a consummate writer. In this book he reached the peak of his gifts. The artwork is simple but effective with delicate drawings of androgenous naked figures wreathed in mist in a featureless landscape. The prose is also deceptively simple but with a force and depth which speaks as strongly today as it did when the book was first published. Although ..." Read review
18.07.2000

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