The Little Book of Love Hardcover – Jan 1 2009
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About the Author
Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) was one of the twentieth century's most inspirational poets and authors. Influenced by Blake, Nietsche, and the King James Bible, and best-known for his masterpiece, The Prophet his books have sold more than ten million copies in English alone. Suheil Bushrui is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on Kahlil Gibran, and has widely published on him in Arabic and in English, including the leading biography, Kahlil Gibran: Man and Poet (Oneworld).
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This is a collection of quotes and prose poems from his many books. This is the third book I've read and I was not disappointed. In fact it made me all the more eager to read additional books. Once you read one book you will want to read them all. In each book Kahlil Gibran says things that are simply profound and meaningful to understanding any topic he has addressed. In this book he speaks of the love of God, country, family and friends. He also briefly touches on romantic love.
All of the quotes in this book are filled with poetic beauty. I especially enjoyed his thoughts on how the soul is not content because it desires perfection. That made me think of my life a little differently than before. I think the only thing I disagreed with is his thoughts about how love doesn't come from a long companionship. I think there is definitely room for a love to grow between two people over time.
After reading these quotes I now have numerous books on my must-read list. I think after you experience this book you will feel the same.
~The Rebecca Review
After seeing the one I got for my friend I want to purchase one for my own collection.
I find this particular book a good collection of Gibran's most famous Love poems, although as another reviewer suggested, it is brief and a bit narrowly focused on some of his most romantic works.
If this is to be your only Gibran, I would never recommend it...you will miss out on too much. Instead, start with The Prophet, then wind your way through Sand and Foam, Broken Wings and a few others. Think of them (or one of the collected writings) as the prerequisites that will give you the perspective to understand and appreciate this lovely book.