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Alice Raphael, The Art of Kahlil Gibran, The Seven Arts, March, 1917, pp. 531-534

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Poems from the Arabic (The Two Hermits, My Friend, The Three Ants, God), The Seven Arts, May, 1917, pp. 64-67.

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"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani is considered to be the first novel by an Arab-American writer in English. The story is often seen as an influence on Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet." The novel is divided into three books, dedicated in order 'to Man,' 'to Nature,' and 'to God.' Each section begins and ends with an illustration by Gibran, who is also the author of the Arabic calligraphy on the frontispiece of the book ('Kitab Khalid, 1911').

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Ma Wara’ al-Rida’ [Short Story],  al-`Alamah ibn Khaldun [Drawing], al-Funun 2, no. 4 (September 1916), pp. 289-291; 355 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Untitled Drawing [Starving Family - Cover], Mata Ahli [Poem], al-Ja’i`ah al-Musta`tiyah [Drawing], Wijh Ummi, Wijh Ummati [Drawing], al-Funun 2, no. 5 (October 1916), pp. 385-389; 390; 420 [digitized by www.al-funun.org (Nasib Aridah Organization)].

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al-Samm fi al-Dasim [Short Story], al-Funun 2, no. 6 (November 1916), pp.  481-486 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Yasu' al-Maslub [The Crucified], Mira'at al-Gharb, vol. 12 no. 1357, April 14, 1911, p. 1 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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War and the Small Nations, The Borzoi, New York: Knopf, 1920 p. 88-89

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O Mother Mine, I Wandered Among the Mountains, Three Maiden Lovers [Three Lebanese Folk Poems Translated from the Arabic], Folk Songs of Many Peoples, Vol. II, New York: The Woman's Press, 1922, pp.  370-373; 380-381; 386-387.

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Rashid Ayyoub, Aghani al-Darwish [Songs of the Dervish], Illustrated by Kahlil Gibran, New York: The Syrian-American Press, 1928 (Inscribed by the Author).
 
First edition volume of poetry by Rashid Ayyoub, includes images by Kahlil Gibran. Signed by author to Elias Sabbagh. 
This is the second of the three volumes of verse published by the Lebanese-born poet Rashid Ayyoub (1872-1941) nicknamed the "complaining" or "dervish" poet. As a merchant, he visited Paris and Manchester and later emigrated to New York, where he joined the romantic movement of the Mahjar ("exiled") poets, founding with other writers al-Rabitah al-Qalamiyyah (The Pen Bond), the first Arab-American literary society.
 
Source: Arab American National Museum 
 
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Bi-al-Ams [Poem], al-Funun 2, no. 7 (December 1916), pp. 589-590 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Naimy's only volume of collected poems appeared as late as 1945. It includes 44 poems and 4 drawings by the Author. One of the poems (If but Thorns Realized, pp. 28-29) is illustrated by a pencil drawing by Kahlil Gibran. In the drawing is a patch of rough, prickly bramble. Just outside the patch and all by itself stands a white lily with a long stalk. In the bramble and agonizingly caught by the thorns are a number of naked men hopelessly in search of the lily whose smell they detect but whose place they cannot identify. Near the lily and just outside the thorny patch stands a man giant. His back to the men and the thorns, and his head soaring high until it touches the clouds, he is able to see the flower and puts his right hand gently over it.

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Gibran’s first book in English, 'The Madman: His Parables and Poems,' was completed in 1917; it was brought out in 1918 by the young literary publisher Alfred A. Knopf, who went on to publish all of Gibran’s English works. An introduction, in which the narrator tells how he became a madman when a thief stole his masks and he ran maskless through the streets, is followed by a series of pieces that were written, and sometimes published, separately. Most were composed in Arabic and translated into English by Gibran with Haskell’s editorial assistance. New here are a sardonic or bitter tone and a move from prose poem to parable as Gibran’s major mode of expression. The pieces include “The Two Cages,” in which a caged sparrow greets a caged lion each morning as “brother,” and “The Three Ants,” in which the insects meet on the nose of a sleeping man. The first two remark on the barren nature of this strange land; the third insists that they are on the nose of the Supreme Ant. The other ants laugh at his strange preaching; at that moment the man awakes, scratches his nose, and crushes the ants. Reviews were mixed but mostly positive. Mayy Ziyada, however, told Gibran that the “cruelty” and “dark caverns” in the work made her nervous. Several of the poems were anthologized in poetry collections.

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In 1920 Knopf published 'The Forerunner: His Parables and Poems.' It begins with a prologue in which the narrator says that each person is his or her own forerunner. Among the twenty-three parables are one in which a king abandons his kingdom for the forest; another in which a saint meets a brigand and confesses to committing the same sins as the bandit; and a third in which a weathercock complains because the wind always blows in his face. The volume closes with a speech, “The Last Watch,” presumably by the Forerunner, addressing the people of a sleeping city. The bitterness of the wartime writings of the years is largely gone, replaced by an ethereal love and pity for humanity that foreshadows Gibran’s later work.

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al-Falaki [Short Story], al-Funun 2, no. 8 (January 1917), p. 673 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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al-Namalat al-Thalath [Poem], al-Kalb al-Hakim [Poem], al-Funun 2, no. 9 (February 1917), pp. 781-782 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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al-Bahr al-A`zam [Short Story], Ughniyat al-Layl [Poem], al-Khansa’ [Drawing], al-Funun 2, no. 10 (March 1917), pp. 885-887; 931-933 [digitized by The American University of Beirut, AUB, Lebanon].

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Allah [Short Story], al-Funun 2, no. 11 (April 1917), pp. 989-990 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Ya Sahibi [Poem], al-Funun 2, no. 12 (May 1917), pp. 1201-1203 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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al-Banafsajah al-Tamuhah [Short Story], al-Mu`tamad Ibn `Abbad [Drawing], al-Funun 3, no. 1 (August 1917), pp. 1-6; 73 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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