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Broken Wings

Gibran, Kahlil

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ISBN 10: 0140195513 / ISBN 13: 9780140195514
Editore: Penguin Books, U.S.A., 1998
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Trade paperback. Text is clean and binding is tight. Codice inventario libreria C2C-101551

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Titolo: Broken Wings

Casa editrice: Penguin Books, U.S.A.

Data di pubblicazione: 1998

Legatura: Paperback

Condizione libro:Good

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Broken Wings tells the tale of a love doomed by the restrictions of a cruel society. The narrative highlights many of Gibran's concerns about the plight of Eastern women, wealth as an impediment to happiness, the greed and corruption of the clergy, and the overwhelming power of love.

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Kahlil Gibran deeply stirred readers the world over with "The Prophet", a modern classic of surpassing beauty and moral grandeur. In "The Broken Wings", the Lebanese poet-philosopher reveals the same artistry and wisdom that have enshrined his name in the hearts of millions as an "Immortal Prophet" and a "Dante of the Twentieth Century".

This is the exquisitely tender story of a love that beats desperately against the taboos of Oriental tradition. With great sensitivity and lyricism, Gibran describes his passion as a youth for Selma Karamy, the beautiful girl of Beirut who first unfolded to him the secrets of love. But it is a love that is doomed by a social convention which forces Selma into marriage with another man.

Portraying the exalted happiness and infinite sorrow of his relationship with Selma, Gibran at the same time probes the spiritual meaning of human existence with profound compassion. And he does so in a poetic prose that has magic and majesty.

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