ISBN 9788129118844,The Beloved: Reflections On The Path Of The Heart

The Beloved: Reflections On The Path Of The Heart


Kahil Gibran


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118844

ISBN-10 812911884X


Number of Pages 128 Pages
Language (English)


he Beloved is an exquisite collection of the prose and poetry of Kahlil Gibran, containing his writings on love, marriage and the spiritual union between human souls. Drawing from his own experiences, as well as that of the men and women in the Near East, Gibran explores the bitter pain of arranged marriages, and the customs that turned marriage into an economic transaction. He also recounts the eternal joy of God's love. Including 'Word of Love', 'Communion', 'The Bridal Bed' and 'The Beloved', John Walbridge's sensitive translation breathes a new life into these essential writings of one of the world's greatest philosopher-poets. About the Author John Walbridge is a professor of Middle-East history and philosophy at the University of Indiana. He is also an editor for Columbia University's Encyclopaedia Iranica. He is the author of The Science of Mystic Lights, as well as of several studies in the field of Islamic texts. He has lived and studied in the Middle East, including Lebanon.