A tear and a smile

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Knopf, Jun 1, 1950 - Literary Collections - 197 pages
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Contains 56 parables, stories, and poems in Gibran's wholly inimitable manner. Illustrated with 4 of his own paintings and drawings, it is the most important edition to the canon of this great writer.

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Review: A Tear and a Smile

User Review  - Hasan - Goodreads

I think this book gives us a great inside to the mind of this beautiful being. His ideology about life, and the hypocrisy in religion which is created by men not by God. Also the reader can understand ... Read full review

Review: A Tear and a Smile

User Review  - Venus - Goodreads

I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart For the joys of the multitude. And I would not have the tears that sadness makes To flow from my every part turn into laughter. I would that my life remain ... Read full review


A Tear and a Smile
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About the author (1950)

Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 in Lebanon and died in New York in 1931. His family emigrated to the United States in 1895. In his early teens, the artistry of Gibran's drawings caught the eye of his teachers and he was introduced to the avant-garde Boston artist, photographer, and publisher Fred Holland Day, who encouraged and supported Gibran in his creative endeavors. A publisher used some of Gibran's drawings for book covers in 1898, and Gibran held his first art exhibition in 1904 in Boston. In 1908, Gibran went to study art with Auguste Rodin in Paris for two years. He later studied art in Boston. While most of Gibran's early writing was in Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. Gibran's best-known work is "The Prophet, "a book composed of 26 poetic essays.

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