The broken wings: a novel

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First published in 1912, “The Broken Wings” is a poetic novel written by Khalil Gibran. Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931) was a Lebanese-American poet, writer, and artist best known as the author of “The Prophet” (1923)—one of the best-selling books of all time. Gibran's work covers such themes as justice, religion, science, free will, love, happiness, the soul, the body, and death; and he is widely considered to have been one of the most important figures in Arabic poetry and literature during the first half of the twentieth century. Set in Beirut at the turn of the century, the story is one the tragic love between a young betrothed woman and our protagonist, who are forced to see each other in secret until their meetings are uncovered and their love made impossible. “The Broken Wings” addresses a variety contemporary problems in the Eastern Mediterranean, including women's rights and religious corrupt on. Other notable works by this author include: “Music” (1905), “Rebellious Spirits” (1908). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
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Grouping Titlebroken wings
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display_descriptionIn 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_facetArabic 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_displayThe broken wings
title_fullBroken 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.
title_shortThe broken wings
title_suba novel
topic_facetArabic fiction
Electronic books
First loves
Lebanese fiction
Translations into English