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18 Feb 2019     Glen Kalem
Gibran’s Buddha ~ “Music and Mosquitoes at the Park”

by Joseph Nahas Edited By Francesco Medici and Glen Kalem  Copyright © kahlilgibran.com all rights reserved 2019  On numerous evenings, Gibran and I sat on a bench in Battery Park listening to musical renditions by one of New York’s civic clubs’ bands, and, with newspapers rolled up in our hands (when punk sticks were not available), we swatted, or deflected the swarming, dive-bombing mosquitoes.

17 Feb 2019     Glen Kalem
Gibran Chair 2019 Symposium and Reception

The Gibran Chair is holding a Symposium on Wedesday the 27th of March titled: Reshaping the Landscapes of Arab Thought: The Legacies of Kahlil Gibran, Ameen Rihani, and Mikhail Naimy. If you wish to attend please RSVP Here:         ...

25 Jan 2019     Glen Kalem
The Untold History of the Gibran Museum’s Origins:

WHEN THE ITALIAN MONKS SOLD THE MONASTERY OF MAR SARKIS Copyright © 2019, by Francesco Medici and Charles M. Samaha, all rights reserved. by Francesco Medici and Charles Malouf Samaha In his later years, Kahlil Gibran repeatedly expressed his will to return to Lebanon and settle in his desired final resting-place, Mar Sarkis (Saint Sergius). This ancient monastery-hermitage overlooks the Kadisha Valley where he had spent his childhood, and is now known as the Gibran Museum. He once confessed to his intimate friend Mikhail ‘Mischa’ Naimy:

12 Jan 2019     Glen Kalem
Floyd Starr: "Kahlil Gibran Was a Man I Called My Friend"

by Francesco Medici Copyright © Francesco Medici and kahlilgibran.com all rights reserved 2019  * This article is based on an excerpt from the paper "Tracing Gibran’s Footsteps: Unpublished and Rare Material", in "Gibran in the 21th Century: Lebanon’s Message to the World", edited by H. Zoghaib and M. Rihani, Beirut: Center for Lebanese Heritage, LAU, 2018, pp. 93-145.

31 Dec 2018     Glen Kalem
End of the Copyright Road for The Prophet 

 Story by Glen Kalem.  Copyright © Glen Kalem and kahlilgibran.com all rights reserved 2019  January 1st 2019.  After 95 years and a 188 consecutive print runs - the longest in publishing history, Kahlil Gibran's much-loved and admired book The Prophet enters the public domain today.  

The Prophet 1923
18 Feb 2019     Glen Kalem
Gibran’s Buddha ~ “Music and Mosquitoes at the Park”

by Joseph Nahas Edited By Francesco Medici and Glen Kalem  Copyright © kahlilgibran.com all rights reserved 2019  On numerous evenings, Gibran and I sat on a bench in Battery Park listening to musical renditions by one of New York’s civic clubs’ bands, and, with newspapers rolled up in our hands (when punk sticks were not available), we swatted, or deflected the swarming, dive-bombing mosquitoes.