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4 Nov 2020     Glen Kalem
No Beauty In Battle

by Philippe Maryssael, retired translator and terminologist, Arlon, Belgium, November 5, 2020. Dust jacket picture provided by Francesco Medici, Italian specialist and translator of Kahlil Gibran. A book of poems by Barbara Young, illustrated with three rare drawings by Kahlil Gibran Barbara Young (1878‑1961), the pen name of Henrietta Boughton, née Breckenridge, was a literary critic with the New York Times in the early 20th century. She became Kahlil Gibran’s personal secretary in 1925 and it was she who carried the agonizing Gibran to the Saint Vincent Hospital in New York on 9 April 1931. The next day, 10 April 1931, Gibran passed away, diagnosed having liver cirrhos...

30 Oct 2020     Glen Kalem
The Prophetess

by Philippe Maryssael, retired translator and terminologist. Arlon, Belgium, October 31, 2020. Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, as told through the eyes of a woman February 14, 2020… The text of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet has been in the public domain for some time now. February 14, 2020, a new version of Gibran’s masterpiece was published in the United States. In 2007 the authoress of this new book, known by the pen name Be Be, also wrote The Be Attitudes, A Catalog of Life & Light.

12 Oct 2020     Glen Kalem
The Man Who Could Not Die

by Philippe Maryssael, retired translator and terminologist. Arlon, Belgium, October 13, 2020. A rare book by Barbara Young, illustrated with a drawing by Gibran Barbara Young (1878‑1961), the pen name of Henrietta Boughton, née Breckenridge, was a literary critic with the New York Times in the early 20th century. She became Kahlil Gibran’s personal secretary in 1925 and it was she who carried the agonizing Gibran to the Saint Vincent Hospital in New York on April 9, 1931. The next day, April 10, 1931, Gibran passed away, diagnosed having liver cirrhosis and tuberculosis. Barbara Young is best known for her book This Man from Leb...

28 Oct 2020     Glen Kalem
and The Prophet said...

by Philippe Maryssael, retired translator and terminologist. Arlon, Belgium, October 28, 2020. Kahlil Gibran’s Classic Text with Newly Discovered Writings… On April 1, 2020, while COVID-19 was hitting hard on all of us, a book was published, a book that reproduced Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, which was first published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in September 1923. Yet again, you might say… Yet another edition of Gibran’s The Prophet… Yes and no. Yes, because indeed the book contains the nth + 1 version of The Prophet. And no, because, in addition to the nth + 1 version of The Pro...

10 Aug 2020     Glen Kalem
Prayer: A Forgotten Poem by Gibran and the Members of Arrabitah

Edited by Francesco Medici© Francesco Medici - all rights reserved 2020 The first Arabic-language literary circle in North America, known as al-Rābiṭah al-Qalamiyyah, or simply Arrabitah (literally in English, “The Pen Bond,” or “The Pen League,” or “The Association of the Pen,”), was founded or re-formed (its first official formation was due to Nasib Aridah and Abd al-Masih Haddad and dates back 1916) on 28 April 1920 by a group of Arab immigrant writers in New York led by Kahlil Gibran. The other members of the society were Mikhail Naimy, Elia Abu Madi, ...

4 Nov 2020     Glen Kalem
No Beauty In Battle

by Philippe Maryssael, retired translator and terminologist, Arlon, Belgium, November 5, 2020. Dust jacket picture provided by Francesco Medici, Italian specialist and translator of Kahlil Gibran. A book of poems by Barbara Young, illustrated with three rare drawings by Kahlil Gibran Barbara Young (1878‑1961), the pen name of Henrietta Boughton, née Breckenridge, was a literary critic with the New York Times in the early 20th century. She became Kahlil Gibran’s personal secretary in 1925 and it was she who carried the agonizing Gibran to the Saint Vincent Hospital in New York on 9 April 1931. The next day, 10 April 1931, Gibran passed away, diagnosed having liver cirrhos...