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In 1928 Gibran published his longest book, Jesus, the Son of Man: His Words and His Deeds as Told and Recorded by Those Who Knew Him.Jesus had appeared in Gibran’s writings and art in various forms; he told Mary Haskell that he had recurring dreams of Jesus and mentioned wanting to write a life of Jesus in a 1909 letter to her. The book was written in a little over a year in 1926-1927. Haskell edited the manuscript. Seventy-eight people who knew Jesus—some real, some imaginary; some sympathetic, others hostile—tell of him from their own points of view. Anna is puzzled by the worship of the Magi. An orator is impressed by Jesus’ rhetoric. A merchant sees the parable of the talents as the essence of commerce and cannot understand why Jesus’ followers insist that he is a god. Pontius Pilate discusses the political factors leading to his decision to execute Jesus. Barabbas is tormented by the knowledge that he is alive only because Jesus died in his place. It was the most lavishly produced of Gibran’s books, with some of the illustrations in color. For once, the reviews were strongly and uniformly favorable, and the book has remained the most popular of his works next to The Prophet.

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Critics, The Syrian World, 2, 10, April 1928, p. 34 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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In 1920-1930

The Great Recurrence [Reprinted from the Herald Tribune, Dec. 23, 1928], The Syrian World, 6, 4, December 1931, pp. 12–14 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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'The Great Occurrence' speaks about the miraculous nature of Jesus Christ. The rest of the poetry in this issue that is edited by Barbara Young is also entirely Christmas related. 

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In 1920-1930

The King of Aradus, The Syrian World, 3, 3, September 1928, p. 17 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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In 1920-1930

Night (trans. Andrew Ghareeb), The Syrian World, 3, 6, December 1928, pp. 10–12 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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In 1920-1930

The Plutocrat, The Syrian World, 3, 4, October 1928, p. 12 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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In 1920-1930

Said a Blade of Grass, The Syrian World, 2, 9, March 1928, p. 11 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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In 1920-1930

War, The Syrian World, 2, 7, January 1928, p. 5 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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In 1920-1930

War and the Small Nations, The Syrian World, 2, 11, May 1928, p. 23 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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In 1920-1930

Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Immortal Friend, Dust Jacket Portrait by Kahlil Gibran, New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928.
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The Great Recurrence, New York Herald Tribune Magazine (The Sunday Star), Dec. 23, 1928, p. 19.

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Letter of Kahlil Gibran to Elizabeth McCausland, Nov. 5, 1928.
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Elizabeth McCausland (1899–1965) was an American art critic, historian and writer.

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Gibran Kahlil Gibran, 25 Dollar Check, Bank of the Manhattan Company, New York, 14 August 1928. 
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Gibran was holder of an account at the Bank of the Manhattan Company (31 Union Square, New York City). This twenty-five dollar check dated 14 August 1928 and signed by him as «G.K. Gibran» was made out to his fellow citizen Joseph Salah of Bisharri, owner of the Sheik Restaurant which was situated in Boston at 199 Longwood Ave.
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