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97pp , About the author :: Kahlil Gibran was a poet , painter , novelist and essayist Lebanese born in Bsharri , Lebanon, January 6, 1883 and died on April 10, 1931 in New York: the cause of his death was determined that cirrhosis of the liver and tuberculosis ... The second of four children , lived with them until age 11, when most of his family emigrated to America in search of new opportunities to work and live . Before that trip , learn from other people, including his maternal grandfather, art knowledge and universal knowledge , that were the basis for literature and painting. And eventually learned and cultivated with devotion English, language that would make famous novels , but not forgotten Arabic, he perfected after his return to Lebanon in 1898. During that stay in their home country , known for his skill in drawing and born in him the idea of writing a book, the Prophet, may eventually be his top work. In 1902 , Gibran returned to Boston without stop writing , began his vocation for painting , which led him to become famous everywhere ; and is in Paris where does exhibit their work and earn critical acclaim . Then in the French capital, draws its best cultural advantage . In 1912 it published the book The Broken Wings begun in 1906. His first texts are published in the Lebanese magazine " Al- Manarah " , a publication founded by Gibran himself, with Youssef Howayek . Also begins at that time a number of trips to Europe to enrich their cultural background . Gibran working on making The Prophet finally gets published in 1923 , with total success and images of his own authorship . Before had published El Loco and later The Precursor. At that time , you invade foreboding soul and want to return to their homeland , but his health steadily declines until the end of his life. In 1917 he settled in New York ( city where he died in 1931 , at age 48 ) .

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