The broken wings: a novel

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“The Broken Wings” is a wonderful short story by Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931). Gibran was a Lebanese writer, poet, and visual artist best known for “The Prophet” (1923), a book of fables that has been translated into over 40 languages. Other notable works by this author include: “Sand and Foam” (1936), “Mirrors of the Soul” (1965), and “The Beloved” (1994). Contents include: “Silent Sorrow”, “The hand of Destiny”, “Entrance to the Shrine”, “The White Torch”, “The Tempest”, “The Lake of Fire”, “Before the throne of Death”, “Between Christ and Ishtar”, “The Sacrifice”, “The Rescuer”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
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display_description In Broken Wings, Kahlil Gibran uncovers the glory and pain of young love. This loosely autobiographical story is in the tradition of Romeo and Juliet, but with Gibran's characteristic lush Oriental settings and images. A young Kahlil is introduced to Faris Karama, a wealthy and good-hearted merchant of Beirut, and his daughter, Salma. Kahlil and Salma are deeply attracted to one another and continue to meet regularly, with the blessings of Faris Karama. But a powerful priest, Father Ghalib, in order to gain access to the Karama fortune, demands that his son be allowed to marry Salma. Kahlil and Salma find ways to continue meeting in secret, but their love is doomed and Gibran exposes the social and personal hypocrisy that forbids true love to blossom. Broken Wings is a deeply moving love story that explores the spiritual theme of the meaning of human existence in a world that contains profound beauty and love amidst the stains of greed and pains of suffering. Gibran eloquently speaks of the ways of the heart that can be denied, but only with tragic results. Juan Cole's translation captures the magic of Gibran's matchless Arabic prose.
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subject_facet Arabic fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English
Arabic fiction -- Translations into English
Electronic books
First loves -- Fiction
Lebanese fiction -- 20th century
Lebanon -- Fiction
Love stories
title_display The broken wings
title_full Broken wings : a novel [electronic resource] Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931.
The broken wings / translated from the Arabic by Anthony R. Ferris
The broken wings [electronic resource] Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931.
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Electronic books
First loves
Lebanese fiction
Translations into English