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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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.