Review | Classics : The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

After reflection I’ve decided to do things differently for my book reviews here in my blog. So for my book reviews, I’ve decided to upload a different post on my blog than on Goodreads. If you’re interested in following consistent reviews of the books I’m reading just head to my Goodreads, and click that Follow button! 🙂

The books that I will be discussing on my blog are works that are significant to me personally, hidden gems, and all of my ARC reviews. I would like this part of the blog to be light with a selected posts for you to perouse with ease, and in between I’ll add some of the more fun posts like music playlists and book moods. 

Well since we’re done with that, I wanted to speak about one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. I’m sure you’ve heard of the book and/or the author. Gibran is one of the few writers out there who were unproblematic and who mainly kept to himself. The fact that he arrived as an immigrant in America not speaking any English, only for him to flourish in the arts and later write one of the most important books in the last decades. I love that he took pride of his Lebanese heritage and his Arabic language. I think as an Arab myself, I tend to forget how beautiful my language can sound and look like, mind bending in it’s complexity but fragrant in its sweet sounds.

Young Gibran photographed by Fred Holland Day
Portrait of Gibran, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Description Summary: A timeless classic that speaks to the essence of what it is to be human through beautiful poetic pieces in the form of Gibran’s melancholic writing.

Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Review

The reason why I love this book very much is that it’s so timeless. Gibran wrote this in a way as a blacksmith engraves words onto metal or stone; always there never eroding. I love how the book was split and the order of the topics being introduced ending with Death (quite fitting).

This is definitely something you can read in an hour or two but the words stick with you and you end up thinking about a lot of things in life differently. This is one of those books that will change you and influence you, and I think that is precisely what great books should accomplish.

This definitely hit close to home and there are verses after I’ve read them I had to put the book down and take a breather. My personal favorite is the Children’s poem. I don’t think his style will suit everyone and probably not everyone will get The Prophet, but those who do I think they’ll find this highly enjoyable.

Of course this wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some of my favorite quotes of the book!, check it out here.


Have you ever read this? What’s your fav work/quote of Gibran?

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Hello I’m Jawahir the bookworm, a lost twenty-something year old bookish blogger who enjoys her books with a cup of strong coffee; milk no sugar no cream.

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