After twelve years in exile a ship has finally arrived that can take Almustafa home. As he’s about to board, a group of villagers ask him to share more of his wisdom as a last goodbye. In twenty eight poetic speeches he answers their quandaries. Of these speeches, the three opening ones (on love, marriage and children) are included in this first part of a graphic novel adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s evergreen poetic essays on life and on living.
To read Gibran’s text, rhythmic and vibrant with emotions, feels like listening to music rather than just consuming a series of words. A composition now arranged by Peter Hertzberg, with his illustrations as the instruments playing the music to which Gibran’s thoughts dance in to our souls.
“The Prophet” was published in 1923 as an immediate success, but the story has its humble origins in Gibran’s own experiences of living as an immigrant in New York where he dedicated his life to writing and painting until he passed away at 1931.
A modern classic, and probably the twentieth century’s most beloved spiritual fiction, “The Prophet” offers inspiration to everyone feeling unbalanced in a world out of balance.