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Wafa' Stephan, The Personality of Gibran Khalil Gibran: A Psychological Study of his Life and Work [book review], Al-Raida, November 1, 1983, Vol. VI, No. 26, pp. 1, 7-9.

Tags: 1983, book, personality, Review, study

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Ameen Albert Rihani, The Book of Khalid and The Prophet. Similar Universal Concerns with Different Perspectives: A Comparative Study, PALMA, Volume 7, Issue no. 1, 2001, pp. 31-41. 
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Presented at "The Gibran International Conference", University of Maryland, College Park, December 9-12, 1999, Maryland USA.
Tags: 1999, conference, Rihani, study, thebookofkhalid, TheProphet

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Rashad Rida, From Cultural Authenticity to Social Relevance: The Plays of Amin al-Rihani, Kahlil Gibran, and Karim Alrawi, in Colors of Enchantment: Theater, Dance, Music, and the Visual Arts of the Middle East, Edited by Sherifa Zuhur, Cairo-New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2001, pp. 151-174.

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Christopher Buck, “Kahlil Gibran”, in American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies, Supplement XX, Edited by Jay Parini, Farmington Hills, MI: Scribner’s Reference/The Gale Group, 2010, pp. 113–129.

Tags: 2010, biographies, study

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Francesco Medici, "Figli dei cedri in America. Il carteggio tra Ğubrān Ḫalīl Ğubrān e Amīn Fāris al-Rīḥānī", La rivista di Arablit, I, 1, June 2011, pp. 83–112.

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Francesco Medici, Speak to us of Beauty. On "Twenty Drawings" by Kahlil Gibran, «FMR», 26 (July-August), 2008, pp. 101–115.

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Francesco Medici, "Il Profeta" di Gibran diventa un cartone, «Paneacqua», May 2012, XVII, 197, 51-53. 

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Francesco Medici, Kahlil Gibran e l’Italia, «incroci», no. 35, Jan-Jun 2017, pp. 61-76.

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Francesco Medici, Leggere Gibran in un’era di globalizzazione e conflitti, «Asprenas», 59, 1-4, 2012, pp. 207–212.

Tags: 2012, FrancescoMedici, italian, study

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Maya El Hajj, Aporias in Literary Translation: A Case Study of "The Prophet" and Its Translations, "Theory and Practice in Language Studies", Vol. 9, No. 4, April 2019, pp. 396-404.

Tags: 2019, FrancescoMedici, GlenKalem, study, TheProphet, Translations

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Annie Salem Otto, The Parables of Kahlil Gibran: An Interpretation of His Writings and His Art, Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1981.

Tags: 1981, academic, AnnieSalemOtto, study

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Elias Abu Shabaki (Ilyās Abū Shabakah), Rawābiṭ al-fikr wa-al-rūḥ bayna al-ʻArab wa-al-Farinjah (Intellectual and spiritual links between the Arabs and the French), Bayrūt: Manshūrāt Dār al-Makshūf, 1943.

Tags: 1943, arabic, beirut, EliasAbuShaboki, french, study

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Elena Bocharova & Marklen Konurbayev, A Case Study of Biblical and Oriental Poetic Motives in Kahlil Gibran’s Prose Poem “The Prophet”, Moscow: Max Press, 2001 (Russian/English).

Tags: 2001, Biblical, Moscow, prosepoems, Russian, study

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Homam Altabaa, Spirituality in Modern Literature: Kahlil Gibran and the Spiritual Quest, "Al-Shajarah", The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Vol. 22, No. 2, 2017, pp. 215-236.

Tags: 2017, artilce, Malayasia, paper, study

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Helene Michel Nabbout, Thoreau and Gibran's Defense of Unconventional Thought in 'Walden' and 'The Prophet', Beirut: American University of Beirut, 1998.

Tags: 1998, beirut, study, Thoreau

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Daniel Sébastien Larangé, "Les Noces mystiques de l’Orient et de l’Occident selon l’évangile de Khalil Gibran", Studii şi cercetă filologice: seria limbi romanice, n. 15 vol. 1 (2014), pp. 26-49.

The relationship between East and West shapes the heart of the aesthetics and the ethics of Kahlil Gibran works. It takes a spiritual and universal dimension because it is already a part of the life of the artist who left his native Lebanon to arrive in Boston and New York, where he disappointed his entourage becoming a poor painter and writer. His conception on the subtle dialectic which articulates the two cultures allows him to regenerate the Arabic language and literature while spiritualizing the idiom and the American imagination. It demonstrates the interweaving of these two poles which apparently mutually exclusive but complementary to finally balance the world. It celebrates the alchemical wedding between Day and Night from which light of the world will spread. It’ s a real proclamation of a gospel.

Tags: 2014, academic, Finland, Montreal, study, theses

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Étienne Naveau, "La réception de l’œuvre de Khalil Gibran en Indonésie", Archipel 75, Paris, 2008, pp. 63-110.

Tags: 2008, french, Indeonesian, Paris, study, theses, translation

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Francesco Medici, "Juhan’s Jihad and the Blond Beast: Ameen Rihani between Islamic Doctrine and Nietzschean Perspective", in "Axes in the Philosophy of Ameen al Rihani" (Maḥāwir fī falsafat Amīn al-Rīḥānī), Beirut: Notre Dame University - Louaize Press, 2017, pp. 364-411.

Tags: 2017, AmeenRihani, book, FrancescoMedici, JuhanJihad, study

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Indrani Datta (Chaudhuri), The 'Blue Flame': An 'Elliptical' Interaction between Kahlil Gibran and Rabindranath Tagore, Rupkatha Journal On Interdisciplinary Studies In Humanities, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2010, pp. 110-122.

Tags: 2010, Rabindranath, study, Tagore

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William Isaac Cole, Immigrant Races in Massachusetts: The Syrians, Massachusetts, Department of Education, Division of Education of Aliens, 1920.

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Jay Sherry, Beatrice Hinkle and the Early History of Jungian Psychology in New York, Behavioral Sciences, 2013, 3, pp. 492–500.

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Marco Roncalli, "In Libano, nell’eremo di Gibran", Jun 23, 2017, p. 11.

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Muḥammad Qarah ʻAlī, Shiʻr min al-mahjar, Bayrūt: Manshūrāt Ḥamad, 1954.

Tags: 1954, beirut, Lebanon, study

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Sarah M.A. Gualtieri, “From Lebanon to Louisiana: ‘Afifa Karam and Arab Women’s Writing in the Diaspora,” in Arab American Women: Critical Engagements, edited by Suad Joseph, Syracuse University Press, 2015.

Tags: 2015, ArabAmericans, ArabAmericanWomen, study

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Elizabeth Boosahda, Arab-American Faces and Voices: The Origins of an Immigrant Community, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

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James Patrick McGuire, "The Texians and the Texans: The Syrian and Lebanese Texans", The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures, 1974.

Tags: 1974, ArabAmericans, Lebanese, migratioin, study, Syrians, Texans

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Layla Maleh, The English Novel by Arab Writers (1950-1970), King's College London, 1980.

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Ameen Albert Rihani, Multiculturalism & Arab-American Literature, Washington, D.C.: Platform International, 2007.

Tags: 2007, ArabAmericans, literture, multiculturalism, study

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Irfan Shahid, Gibran Kahlil Gibran Between Two Millennia, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington, 2002.

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Jacqueline Jondot, "Les écrivains d'expression anglaise au Proche-Orient arabe", Université Lyon II Lumière, Lyon (France), 2003.

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Lisa Marchi, "Scompigliare le carte della letteratura arabo-americana: Un’analisi di gender/genre" ACOMA, XXV (Spring/Summer 2018), 14, 2018, pp. 91-110. 
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This essay surveys the origin and developments of Arab-American literature, taking into consideration the intricacy of the gender/genre pair. Drawing on Judith Butler’s provocative text Gender Trouble and Precarious Life, the essay disturbs the linear and progressive representation of the history of Arab presence in the US and its ensuing literature. Arab-American historians, novelists, poets, and playwrights, the author argues, have attempted to, and most of the time succeeded in, making visible subjectivities and personal histories that would have otherwise remained outside the frame of representation. By bending well-established gender norms with fixed genre prescriptions, they have managed to inaugurate and reinforce intercultural, interracial, and transnational alliances, to shake dogmas, thus opening up spaces of contestation, recognition, and liberation that are not only locally but also globally relevant.
 
Tags: 2018, ArabAmerican, FrancescoMedici, italian, PenLeague, study

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Ida Zilio Grandi, "Fuga ed esilio di Mayy Ziyāda (Nazareth 1886 – Il Cairo 1941)", in Donne in fuga – Mujeres en fuga, a cura di | editado por Monica Giachino, Adriana Mancini, Edizioni Ca' Foscari (ECF), Venezia 2018, pp. 59-74. 
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The life of Mayy Ziyāda, a complex – and still underestimated – intellectual figure at the time of the Nahḍa or Arab «renaissance», appears in many ways a gradual and necessary flight from the world and, at the same time, a progressive refinement of the sensibility. From her birth in Nazareth, her youth amid the nationalist and anti-British agitation in Cairo, a cosmopolitan and multicultural city, to her hospitalization in a psychiatric hospital in Beirut, then finally back to Cairo where she died in utter solitude, Mayy Ziyāda’s wide and varied literary production speaks for those who, fleeing from themselves and from the emotions of a world at once changing and resisting change, are foreigners everywhere, forever «in the wrong place».
Tags: 2018, italian, MayyZiyadah, study

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Muhammad Mustafa Badawi, "A Critical Introduction to Modern Arabic Poetry", New York: Cambridge University Press, 1975.

Tags: 1975, ArabicPoetry, CambridgeUniversity, NewYork, Poetry, study

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Raja'a Al Khalili, "The Influence of Walt Whitman's Nation-Building Poetics on Kahlil Gibran: A Comparative Study", Damascus University Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3+4, 2012, pp. 101-116.
 
The following research is a comparative study of the influence of Walt Whitman on the Lebanese-American poet Gibran Kahlil Gibran. When Gibran came across the works of Walt Whitman, he found in Whitman's nation-building poetics an inspiration to reform Arabic poetry and society. Therefore, he emulated Walt Whitman's suggestive style and thematic emphasis on social and political reform. The resemblances between both poets stem from their personal involvement in building their societies and from the belief of a poet's dedication to national aspirations. They also believed that a necessary step begins by attempting to reform poetry itself. As to the differences between them, they are mainly attributed to the sense of urgency of reform which Gibran felt is necessary for the Arab world that was under a foreign rule. Gibran in his poems wanted to show his fellow countrymen that liberation should come from their inner strength. In conclusion, Gibran stands out as a unique writer of that period and appears more committed than any Arab American writer to problems in the Arab world.
 
Tags: 2012, study, WaltWhitman

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Reem Mohammed Alzaid, "The Ethics of Prophecy, Utopian Dream, and Dystopian Reality: A Comparative Study of Thomas More’s Utopia and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet", University of Alberta (Canada), 2016. 
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The main purpose of this study is to compare Thomas More’s Utopia and Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet in relation to their context, as well as to determine how they were received by the academic community. More and Gibran created imaginary worlds in order to criticize their own communities, and to outline what could be the elements of an ideal society. They were educators who created imaginary places in order to fashion their utopian dream. Although they came from different cultures and eras, they touched on common social problems that are still relevant today in our modern society, such as materialism, fanaticism, and the restriction of individual freedom. They were concerned with what constitutes a utopian society and what are the necessary characteristics of an ideal state. Chapter one focuses on Khalil Gibran’s life and on how his personal life and historical background are reflected in his main work The Prophet. The chapter also examines the impact of his hybrid identity as a Lebanese-American immigrant on his writing. Gibran spent his life between the East and the West, and was influenced by both cultures and literatures. This chapter examines how Gibran’s biography contributed to the success of The Prophet and to what extent it is a multireligious and multicultural text. The Prophet went through a long process of gestation before it was published in English which, as now, was the universal language at the time, and which contributed enormously to the popularity of the work. Chapter two looks at More’s biography as the author of Utopia and evaluates how it can be read as a critique of England in the fifteenth century. Utopia has been interpreted in many ways given the contradictions which arise in the text which are responsible for its many ambiguities. In Book I, More appears to criticize English tradition by presenting his Utopia as an ideal commonwealth. Hythloday, the main character of the work, admires these Utopian traditions when in fact More satirizes them for these same reasons. What More criticizes in Book I corresponds to what is said to be positive in utopian society in Book II. This chapter also discusses how interpretations of Utopia differ over time and how some critics have read it as a representation of an ideal commonwealth while others have viewed it as a criticism of English society and culture. Chapter three is a comparative study of More’s Utopia and Gibran’s The Prophet and it deals with their different versions of utopia. The first part of the chapter discusses the major themes that these works have in common such as pride and how it can be destructive in a society when linked to religion or material possessions. Individual freedom is the other major topic they have in common. Both More and Gibran embrace the concept of individualism and reject the idea of a collectivist society. For them, what is destructive of a community is the repression of the individual and his desires. More’s and Gibran’s dream of Utopia, while related to their specific and different backgrounds, find a common ground in their hopes for a similar ideal society. The thesis concludes with a Conclusion that summarizes the differences and similarities between these two authors.
 
Tags: 2016, study, TheProphet, ThomasMore

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Homam Altabaa & Adham Hamawiya, "The Life and Works of Kahlil Gibran: A Critical Review", Asiatic, Vol. 13, No. 1, June 2019, pp. 103-118. 
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There have been numerous dedicated studies on the life and works of Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) which is understandable due to his stature and popularity in Arabic and American literatures. Nonetheless, it has been argued that the literary establishment has not given Gibran his due credit, especially in the United States, since Gibran has attained global recognition, been translated into tens of languages and sold more volumes than all other poets of America, including Walt Whitman and T.S. Eliot. This review seeks to present an overview of the studies about Gibran and highlight, when possible, the input of these studies on the spiritual aspects in his creative writings. These studies about Gibran and his works have been written in various languages, but the focus here will be on the studies published in English and Arabic, originally or in translation.
 
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