Love letters of a prophet

Title: The love letters of a prophet

Author: Gibran Khalil Gibran

Translator: Arash Hejazi

Publisher: Forbidden

Subject: Forbidden, Poetry

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 178 p

Language: Farsi



Introducing the love books of a prophet by Gibran Khalil Gibran
Distance and separation have caused people to write, write letters of nostalgia and love for their beloved. Letters show real, pure feelings, are recorded, and can even be read to others later. Writing letters to the beloved and expressing love and separation has a long history in literature. Permanent examples of these letters that turned into romance novels include the pure descriptions of “Ahmad Shamloo” for his wife “Aida”, the letters of “Franz Kafka” to his fiancé “Felise” and the love letters of “Jalal Al-Ahmad” and “Simin Daneshvar”. The Book of Love Letters of a Prophet is a collection of mystical love letters written by Gibran Khalil Gibran for his friend and mistress Marie Haskell.

About the love books of a prophet
A Prophet’s Love Letters is a collection of letters that Gibran Khalil Gibran wrote to his mistress, Mary Haskell, between 1908 and 1924. The book was published to compensate a few years after it was written. Later, the famous Brazilian writer Paolo Coelho, who was influenced by Gibran’s character, compiled and rewrote his letters.

A prophet’s love books have three main characters: Khalil Gibran, Marie Haskel, Gibran’s friend and mistress, and Gibran’s sister Mariana Gibran.

Gibran wrote letters to his mistress, Marie Haskell, and his sister, Mariana, in a gentle, mystical language throughout his life. In these letters, he tells Marie about his innermost thoughts, such as distance, love, nostalgia, and loneliness. In contrast, the responses of Marie Haskell and Mariana to compensation are also heard in this work.
The story of Gibran and Marie’s friendship from another language in the form of a letter has made this work look like a documentary. Gibran Khalil Gibran in these letters tells a fascinating and beautiful narrative based on reality in a fragmented way for the audience, and the listener of the book is placed in a mystical and emotional atmosphere.

The style and theme of a prophet’s love books
Khalil Gibran’s pen is simple, fluent and gentle. Compensation mysticism is not limited to one particular school. In the works of compensating his spiritual and mystical view, as well as traces of Eastern philosophy can be seen. At the same time, the use of Western techniques in his prose has made Khalil Gibran’s works understandable to readers. Compensation expresses its prose in any form, whether poetry or prose, eloquently and explicitly. Compensation mysticism is a mysticism with the view that all beings are towards perfection.

Gibran Khalil Gibran shows his inner self in a special way in his works. It is his trick to make a profound impact on the reader with most of his writings. This led to him being called a “prophet” in Western society and a “poet” in Eastern societies because of a number of his works he had written about divine prophets.

Adonis, a contemporary Arab poet, says in his famous book “Fixed and Variable” about Khalil Gibran’s compensation: “He was.”
Although the themes of most of Khalil Gibran’s works are tied to mystical, moral, and philosophical concepts, this time he expresses his love and admiration for Marie Hexel and his sister in the love books of a prophet in the language of love.

Gibran Khalil Gibran in these letters, with short, simple, and often romantic and mystical sentences, introduces his audience to a world that is far from religious affiliations and prejudices following his conversations with Marie Hexel.

Gibran Khalil Gibran; From poverty to love
Gibran Khalil Gibran was born on January 6, 1883 in Lebanon. His family was poor, so compensation literacy at that time was limited to the training of a rural priest. He introduced Gibran to the principles of the religion and the Syrian and Arabic languages.

Gibran was 8 years old when his father was imprisoned for non-payment of taxes, and Gibran’s family later decided to immigrate to the United States. They left Lebanon for the United States in 1895 and settled in Boston, USA.

But Gibran returned to Lebanon a few years later at the age of 15 and began his education at Al-Hikmat High School in Beirut. Two years later, when he returned to Boston, USA, he heard the news of his sister’s death and lost his brother and mother less than two years ago. Dad. This family heat struck a chord in his soul. After these events, he completed his education in France.
Gibran was not only an influential writer, but also a successful and masterful person in painting and drawing. In 1904 he met Marie Haskell, the director of an American non-profit school. Marie Haskell played a fundamental material and spiritual role in the life of Gibran. Marie Haskell sent compensation to Paris at her own expense to take the art of painting in which she was gifted more seriously. Marie introduced the compensation to the Boston Arts Center so that she could make money this way. Although the acquaintance of these two people was the beginning of a lasting altruism and sometimes reached the border of love and attachment, it never led to marriage. Gibran wrote him private letters during his years with Marie. In these letters, he expressed a universal compensation for his pain, joy, and love for Marie.

Marie encouraged Gibran to write in English and worked hard to edit his writings. Marie tried to learn Arabic in order to become more familiar with the language, thoughts and ideas of compensation. Even after Gibran’s death, he continued to correct Gibran’s books and writings.
Gibran Khalil Gibran died in New York City at the age of 48. He was buried in his hometown of Al-Bashari in Lebanon, according to a will he had made.

Effects of Gibran Khalil Gibran
Gibran has written more than twenty books during his lifetime. He is one of those writers who talk about love and mysticism in his works and it can be said that what boiled inside him was the result of his poverty, love, sorrow and mysticism.

The first book to compensate was “music”, which he wrote at the age of twenty-two. This book is a kind of summary of his writings which is in the form of a long article in praise of music. The book was published in Arabic in 1905 in New York. The book “Music” with the expression of mystical and humanitarian thoughts of compensation was considered by many critics as the basic basis of his thoughts. After the release of “Music”, he published a collection of his poems and songs entitled “Crying, Laughter and Storms” in Arabic.

The spiritual and mystical reflections of Gibran are also evident in his other works. The profound effect that compensation has on its readers is due to its fluent and delicate pen. After the release of “Music”, the books that Gibran Khalil Gibran published in Arabic are “Plain Brides”, “Rebellious Spirits”, “Tears and Smiles”, “Broken Wings of Caravans and Storms”, “New Sayings and Tips”.
In 1923, in the turmoil and conflict that followed the First World War. Gibran published the book “The Prophet” in English. He became famous with the book “The Prophet” and became world famous. This book has been translated into more than 100 languages ​​to date. A record that may exist for fewer books. Other famous works of Gibran Khalil Gibran that have been published in Persian include “Prophet”, “Crazy”, “Letters”, “Messiah”, “Garden of the Prophet”, “Goddess of Imagination”, “Displaced and Gods”, “Jesus the Son” “Man”, “Did you not see Adam”, “Prophet and the secrets of the heart” mentioned.

In a part of a prophet’s love books, we read:
If I could show a new corner to a human heart, I would not be living in vain. The subject is life itself, not joy or pain or joy or unhappiness. Hate is as good as love, an enemy can be as good as a friend. Live for yourself. Live your life. Then you will truly become a human friend. I need to let things happen, so be prepared for the unexpected. For me, every day that passes is different, and when I turn eighty, I will still look forward to experiences that will transform me inside and out. When old age comes, I will no longer think about what I have done, it is over. I want to use every moment of my remaining life.

“Dear Marie, you have a great talent for understanding things. You are life-giving, Marie. Like that great soul who befriends man to not only accompany his life, but to add something to it. Getting to know you is the biggest thing in my life day and night, a miracle.
I always believed, along with the crazy man, that those who understand us are holding something back. But not so with you. Your understanding of me has been the most liberating thing I know. And in the last two hours of our last visit, you took my heart in your hand and found black dots in it. But as soon as you found that black spot, it was gone forever and I was completely free.

And now you are alone in the heart of the mountains. In my opinion, there is nothing more joyful than being alone in a place “full of beautiful secret places”. But please, my love, do not risk it at all. “Isolation once can not satisfy your hungry soul, and you must be strong and healthy to be able to isolate again.”

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