On Work by Kahlil Gibran: A Review

let me reblog it first before reading it. 😉

The Silent Universe

On Work is one of the 26 poetic essays in the book The Prophet written by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. The book, published in 1923, is about the prophet Almustafa, who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years. He was about to board a ship which will carry him home when he was stopped by a group of people with whom he discusses copious issues on life and the human condition. The Prophet is considered to be Gibran’s greatest literary work. The book has been translated into twenty different languages. The Prophet is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.

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