A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran by Kahlil Gibran

By Kahlil Gibran

Passionate and non secular writings uncovering the philosophical foundations of 1 of the 20 th century's maximum thinkers Kahlil Gibran's works are recognized in the course of the international for his or her lyrical grandeur, knowledge, and insights drawn from the typical sufferings of guy. This nine-book assortment captures considered one of glossy history's large literary figures at his most sensible. Texts akin to "The mystery of the Heart," "Laughter and Tears," and "Song of the Flower" display the shiny elegance of lifestyles via Gibran's proficient similes and symbolism. Passionate and unforgettable, those verses of lyric prose impart to the reader a grand symphony of sparking joys epitomizing the features that experience made Gibran one of many world's most outstanding philosophical virtuosos.

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Another time,” the policeman said, surprised. There won’t be any other time, thought Katarina as she was walking downstairs at the policeman’s side. Because, if nothing else, every other time has to have a first time. And here there had been no first time. Only an offered ride home that she had not refused. At the door, the policeman turned to face her. ” “ H e’s gone,” said Katarina. “ Gone away? Ugh,” the policeman made a face. “You’ll find another man, don’t worry. ” And she pondered to what extent her statement was a lie.

Death, for instance, nobody likes death. But all the same, quite a lot of people gather around a dead body. ” He looked at her carefully. ” Katarina could do nothing but nod. ” he asked. “ I can take you to the morgue if you want. I’ve got friends there. They let me in whenever I want. You know, a job ’s a job. ” With alarm Katarina realized that neither the thought of corpses carefully laid out nor the man’s worn-out chat­ ter were as repulsive as they should have been. “ I’d rather not, thank you,” she said politely.

Daddy? Mommy? Or someone else? ” N o, no, thought Katarina. Like Father. Father. Stand­ ing in the door of her bedroom. Looking in. Whispering: “ I’ll be right there to give you a kiss on the cheek, my lit­ tle Katarina! ” While she was pulling her blanket over her head and chewing her lips. Like Father. The same. The same gesture . . The same voice. Like Father. She felt the taste of blood in her mouth. ” she said in a hard, hoarse voice, and when she heard its sound she thought: Filter it.

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