The great challenge lies in discovering our unique self, asking ourselves questions, and trying to search for answers. Kahlil Gibran, with his work, has helped those searching for answers and enjoying the adventure of self-discovery. However, where Kahlil Gibran’s goodness of his soul is revealed, is in his letters to Mary Haskell, the love of his life.
To discover the man behind “The Prophet“, Paulo Coelho has compiled, translated, and adapted part of this intimate correspondence.
Coelho said about the book: “Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), born in Lebanon, will be remembered for his classic “The Prophet”, which sixty years after its publication continues on the best sellers list in several countries. In 1995, a Lebanese friend gave me a book containing the love correspondence from Gibran to Mary Haskell, a woman ten years older than he. When I read it, I found a complex and fascinating man _ what encouraged me to select some of these texts for my publication Love Letters from a Prophet. Everything points to the fact, that Mary, in spite of being a great friend, has never accepted any relationship beyond a platonic love. By reading Gibran’s letters, it becomes hard to understand how she resisted!”