Now I understand why Kahlil Gibran is considered a literature rebel and one of the greatest literature figure of the twentieth century. I envy people who can string words into beautiful phrases that capture the heart. This book an anthology of his stories, poems and parables.
Gibran has an uncanny way of putting forward the fallacy of society — the hypocrisy of people use religion to oppress, the arrogance of the upper class who think love and loyalty can be bought, the paradox of a hermit who preaches the value of sharing and giving while he himself is unable to do either.
Gibran’s observation about life and human nature remains true to this day — the hypocrisy and double standards continues, albeit in different forms. His stories are timeless. Get this book.