The Madman

The Madman

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Widely known in America as author of The Prophet, which sold more copies in the 20th century than any other book but the Bible, the great Lebanese-American poet and artist Kahlil Gibran (1883a€“1931) first became known to Americans in 1918 with the publication of The Madman. Thought-provoking and inspiring, the book is a collection of memorable, life-affirming parables and poems, many of them casting an ironic light on the beliefs, aspirations, and vanities of humankind a€” and many reminiscent of the work of Tagore and Nietzsche, both of whom were strong influences on Gibran. Among the 35 poems and parables in this volume are qHow I Became a Madman, q qThe Two Hermits, q qThe Wise Dog, q qThe Good God and the Evil God, q qNight and the Madman, q qThe Three Ants, q qWhen My Sorrow Was Born, q qAnd When My Joy Was Born, q and many more. The book includes several illustrations by the author, whose exquisite drawings are reminiscent of Rodin and the best of Blake. q. . . the greatest of Arab Romantics and father of a 20th-century Romantic tradition whose impact on Arab writers has been at least as strong as that of 19th-century figures such as Wordsworth and Keats on their English-speaking counterparts.q a€” Dr. Suheil Bushrui, Director of the Kahlil Gibran Chair on Values and Peace, University of MarylandAmong the 35 poems and parables in this volume are aquot;How I Became a Madman, aquot; aquot;The Two Hermits, aquot; aquot;The Wise Dog, aquot; aquot;The Good God and the Evil God, aquot; aquot;Night and the Madman, aquot; aquot;The Three Ants, aquot; aquot;When My Sorrow Was Born, aquot; aquot;And When My Joy Was Born, aquot; ...

Title:The Madman
Author:Kahlil Gibran
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2001-12-01


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