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There are in the Middle East today two challenging ideas: old and new. The old ideas will vanish because they are weak and exhausted. There is in the Middle East an awakening that defies slumber. This awakening will conquer because the sun is its leader and the dawn is its army. In the fields of the Middle East, which have been a large burial ground, stand the youth of Spring calling the occupants of the sepulchers to rise and march toward the new frontiers. When the Spring sings its hymns the dead of the winter rise, shed their shrouds and march forward. There is on the horizon of the Middle East a new awakening; it is growing and expanding; it is reaching and engulfing all sensitive, intelligent souls; it is penetrating and gaining all the sympathy of noble hearts. The Middle East, today, has two masters. One is deciding, ordering, being obeyed; but he is at the point of death. But the other one is silent in his conformity to law and order, calmly awaiting justice; he is a powerful giant who knows his own strength, confident in his existence and a believer in his destiny. There are today, in the Middle East, two men: one of the past and one of the future. Which one are you? Come close, let me look at you and let me be assured by your appearance and your conduct if you are one of those coming into the light or going into the darkness.

Sobre o Autor

Khalil Gibran foi um poeta, ensaísta, filósofo, prosador, conferencista e pintor libanês. Nasceu em janeiro de 1883 e morreu jovem, aos 48 anos de idade, deixando uma obra profunda e muito prolífera, marcada pelo misticismo oriental – atraindo interesse do público por esta razão. Sua obra trata de temas como o amor, a amizade, a morte, a natureza e outros, com influências dispares que vão de Nietzsche, William Blake e a Bíblia. Gibran é conhecido...
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Detalhes do Produto

    • Ano de Edição: 2015
    • Ano:  2015
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2020105557757
    • ISBN:  9781465574190

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