Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet Reread through its Twelve Illustrations

in La rivista di Arablit, a. X, n. 19, giugno 2020, pp. 29-54.

Famous Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran was also a very talented painter. Like many of his other books in Arabic and in English, The Prophet includes some of his most charming and inspiring paintings and drawings. This article, far from being an art essay in a technical sense, aims to point out the connections between the Author’s literary and figurative poetics in the light of his intercultural and interreligious vision through an accurate analysis of each one of the twelve plates that illustrate his celebrated chef-d’œuvre.

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