Interesting Facts about Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’

A short summary of the origins and significance of The Prophet, the 1923 book by Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil GibranHere’s a question for you. Can you name the three biggest-selling poets in the world? Shakespeare has to be in there (and he is – at number one in most accounts), but what about the other two? William Wordsworth? Homer? Alfred, Lord Tennyson? John Betjeman, maybe? His poetry sold a lot of copies in the twentieth century. No, the other two names to make the trio of bestseller-poets are ancient Chinese poet-philosopher Lao-Tzu, and Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), author of the 1923 book The Prophet. (Gibran is usually placed third on the list; Lao-Tzu is at number two.)

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Image: Kahlil Gibran, 1913 (author unknown), Wikimedia Commons.

 

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4 responses to “Interesting Facts about Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’

  1. Hi there, Oli Tearle (founder of Interesting Literature) here. Glad you enjoy our posts and want to republish them, but would you mind not reposting the entire article? This does us harm in terms of our standing with Google and other search engines (whose bad books we wouldn’t like to find ourselves in!) and having our content duplicated in full on another website is one of the things we try to avoid happening. Thanks 🙂

    • Got it Oli Tearle! Thanks for your reminder. I enjoy your posts a lot and hopefully so do my readers (or at least I heard no complaints 🙂 ). Now and then I might borrow some pieces of them – of your posts, I mean 🙂 – and bring them over here.
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      • Thanks, I appreciate that. I’m thrilled that you want to share our content, but if you could either share the first paragraph of the post (and then link to the rest on our site) or do a simple reblog (which you can preface with a summary of the content) we’d really appreciate it. It’s just the wholesale repeating of entire articles which search engines frown upon. Google doesn’t like sites which have duplicate content 🙂

      • Let’s accommodate Google, then, by all means 🙂
        I personally find it easier to read a whole article on a blog than to follow a link to continue the reading elsewhere, after a small paragraph. I never miss to mention the author and the source of the article for readers and likers, it is only fair. But this is the Google era, so let’s give to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar, right :)?

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