A Self Portrait by Kahlil Gibran [THIRD EDITION HARDCOVER] 1969

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A Self Portrait by Kahlil Gibran translated & edited by Anthony R. Ferris


Antique hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.  

Dust jacket has a few chipped edges; mild shelf / rub wear.  Looks fabulous in a new HQ mylar jacket protector.

Book itself is mint.  Reads as new.

"Letters mingle souls," said the poet John Donne, & no better proof of this statement could be found than this collection of the letters of Kahlil Gibran.
In his letters the author of The Prophet,The Broken Wings, The Voice of the Master & other 20th-century classics bared his soul completely, & their strange magic inspired in his correspondents a like self-revelation. The letters in this book span 1904 to 1930, & truly constitute a self-portrait of the poet in the time of his greatest productivity. These are Gibran's Boston & New York years, with an interlude in Paris, during which he studied under the sculptor Auguste Rodin. There are touching letters here to his sister Miriana & other members of his family; there are thoughtful letters to such influential men as Ameen Guraieb, rhe editor who introduced the Arabic-American public; & above all, there are impassioned letters to May Ziadeh, the Lebanese writer with whom Gibran had formed an extraordinary "literary & love relationship" entirely through correspondence.