Gibran’s Posthumous

At his death Gibran left two works which were published posthumously: the completed The Wanderer, which appeared in 1932; and the unfinished The Garden of the Prophet, which was completed and published in 1933 by Barbara Young, an American poetess who claimed to have been Gibran’s companion during the last seven years of his life.

Gibran’s “Sand
and Foam

Gibran published Sand and Foam, a book of aphorisms some of which were first written in Arabic and then translated into English.

Gibran’s “Beautiful
and Rare Sayings”

Gibran published Al-Badayi’ wa’l-Tarayif (Beautiful and Rare Sayings), in which he included his own sketches (drawn from imagination when he was seventeen) of some of the greatest Arab philosophers and poets such as Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Al Ghazzali, Al-Khansa’, Ibn Al-Farid, Abu Nuwas, Ibn Al-Muqafa’, and others.

Gibran’s Mysticism

Gibran published a thematic “play”, Irm Dhat Al-Imad (Iram, City of Lofty Pillars), written in Arabic and taking the form of a discourse on mysticism.

Gibran’s Collection
of Publications

In addition to publishing Al- ‘Awasif (The Tempests), a collection of short narratives and prose poems which had appeared in various journals between 1912 and 1918, and his second English book, The Forerunner, Gibran became founder-president of a literary society called ‘Al-Rabita ‘l-Qalamiyyan (Arrabitah). This society, which included among its members such distinguished Arab immigrants as ‘Abd-al-Masih Haddad, Nasib ‘Arida, Mikhail Naimy, Rashied Ayyub, Nadra Haddad, William Catzflis, Iliya Abu Madi and Wadi’ Bahut, exerted a powerful influence on the work of immigrant Arab poets (Shu’ara’ ‘l-Mahjar) and on successive generations of Arab writers.

“Gibran’s Twenty

Gibran published Twenty Drawings- a collection of his drawings with an introduction by Alice Raphael, and Al-Mawakib (The Procession) – a philosophical poem illustrated by Gibran himself and containing some of his best drawings.