A Tear and a Smile- Kahlil Gibran

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Tear and a Smile-Kahlil Gibran

Format: Hardcover

  • 1972


  • Like new interior-no visible wear

  • slight tear in dust cover on the bottom

  • Some smudging on dust cover
  • protected by brodart archival covering

Author: Kahlil Gibran

Publication Date:1972 copyright 1950

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf


 I would that my life remain a tear and a smile.
A tear to purify my heart and give me understanding
Of life's secrets and hidden things.
A smile to draw me nigh to the sons of my kind and
To be a symbol of my glorification of the gods.

Kahlil Gibran was the author of the prophet. 1883-1931

Poet, philosopher, and artist born in Lebanon.

A Tear and a Smile contains 56 parables, stories, and poems. It is considered the most important edition to the canon of this Gibran. Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. As a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. His Romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

Our copy is from 1972 when his work enjoyed a resurgence as a mystical voice. It has some smudges on the cover but it is a great addition to your library of spiritual and mystical inspiration. 

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