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15 Mar 2019     Glen Kalem
Marilyn Monroe and Kahlil Gibran - Married by The Prophet

By Glen Kalem  " The Prophet …It is very inspiring. It is more or less a pattern for everyday living."  Marilyn Monroe Robert F. Saltzer - The New York Journal-America1  Copyright © Glen Kalem all rights reserved 2019  Marilyn Monroe was a self-educated literate, and it may come as a surprise to many that she was like most self-educated people, (including myself) an avid reader of just about everything, with a wide variety of interests. We say ‘surprised’ because, f...

9 Mar 2019     Glen Kalem
Gibran Translates Felix Faris: Forefathers’ Ashes

by Francesco Medici Copyright © Francesco Medici all rights reserved 2019  Between 1921 and 1922 Felix Faris (1882-1939), a prominent Lebanese activist, journalist, writer, poet and translator, spent seven months in the United States. In New York he met the members of Arrabitah (The Pen Bond) and became a close friend of Gibran, who considered him a “great literary brother.”1

3 Mar 2019     Glen Kalem
GIBRAN, AS I KNEW HIM

by Joseph Nahas edited by Francesco Medici and Glen Kalem Copyright © Francesco Medici and Glen Kalem all rights reserved 2019  I first met Gibran Khalil Gibran at the office of an Arabic language newspaper, Al-Mohajer (“The Emigrant”), where I was employed as an assistant to Ameen Guraieb, publisher of the paper, and to his brother, Khalil.

5 Mar 2019     Glen Kalem
A New Translation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Madman in French ~ Le Fol : Ses Paraboles et Poèmes

Le Fol : Ses Paraboles et Poèmes By Philippe Maryssael  A century ago, in October 1918, the very first book that Khalil Gibran wrote in English was published in New York: The Madman. It is an anthology of thirty-five texts of variable lengths – parables and poems – in which he tries, at the end of the Great War, to give significance and morality to life. Composed of texts that Gibran originally wrote in Arabic and translated in English, and also of texts that he wrote directly in English, this book is, in essence, an oriental work, with no influence of the Western world. In it, K...

28 Feb 2019     Glen Kalem
Gabriela Mistral: “Gibran Was Superior to Tagore”

 by Francesco Medici Copyright © Franceso Medici all rights reserved 2019  Translations from the Original Spanish into English by Hilda de Windt-Ayoubi A few months before dying, Kahlil Gibran received in his New York studio two lady admirers. One of the women was an old

15 Mar 2019     Glen Kalem
Marilyn Monroe and Kahlil Gibran - Married by The Prophet

By Glen Kalem  " The Prophet …It is very inspiring. It is more or less a pattern for everyday living."  Marilyn Monroe Robert F. Saltzer - The New York Journal-America1  Copyright © Glen Kalem all rights reserved 2019  Marilyn Monroe was a self-educated literate, and it may come as a surprise to many that she was like most self-educated people, (including myself) an avid reader of just about everything, with a wide variety of interests. We say ‘surprised’ because, f...