Le Sable et l'Écume : Recueil d'Aphorismes
By Philippe Maryssael
In 1926, the fourth book that Kahlil Gibran wrote in English was published in New York: Sand and Foam (A Book of Aphorisms). It contains 322 short aphorisms that were compiled with the help of Barbara Young, Gibran's secretary between 1925 and 1931.
They are ideas that Gibran jotted down in his notebook or on odd pieces of paper in English or in Arabic. Gibran and his benefactress Mary Haskell went through the collection and decided they were worth publishing...
The book forms the most intimate and personal of his writings...
"Portrait of Ameen Rihani through his handwriting" by Mary Haskell
Introduction: Glen Kalem-Habib
Researcher: Francesco Medici
Transcriptions: Philippe Marysael
Graphology by definition is summed up as "the analysis of the physical characteristics and patterns of handwriting claiming to be able to identify the writer, indicating the psychological state at the time of writing, or evaluating personality characteristics"
It is not quite known when Mary Elizabeth Haskell (1873-1964) developed a strong interest in the pseudoscience of graphology, but upon the recent discovery of a French article translated by Fouad Sader for the Lebanese-French Magazine "La Revue du Liban" on the 12th of November 1944, we now have a glimpse of what those skills were li...