The Forerunner: His Parables & Poems by Kahlil Gibran [FIRST EDITION] 25th Printing / 1979 • Knopf

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The Forerunner - His Parables & Poems by Kahlil Gibran translated & edited by Anthony R. Ferris


25th printing / 1979.

Dust jacket is pretty good; has a few sealed edge tears and some discoloration.  Looks great in a new archival quality jacket protector. 

Book itself looks great. Two pin sized stains to text block and some underlining to  table of contents page.  Otherwise, reads clean.

Kahlil Gibran, the great poet, mystic and painter of the Near East, is known to millions all over the world for his masterpiece, The Prophet, and for drawings which have been compared to the work of Blake.

The Forerunner, first published in 1920, consists of parables and poems. The theme of many of them is the dual nature of man - at once eternal and contingent.

Gibran's language is evocative, his imagery arresting, as he offers to Western readers a new interpretation of life as well as an intense appreciation of beauty.