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Gibran Khalil Gibran - Cancun, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 21° 09.695 W 086° 49.527
16Q E 518121 N 2340040
Quick Description: The statue of Khalil Gibran is located on the grounds of the Benito Juarez City Hall in Cancun, Mexico.
Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico
Date Posted: 4/8/2018 2:27:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMY2MB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Khalil Gibran, full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese American writer, poet and visual artist.

Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (modern day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran (Rahmeh). As a young man Gibran emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

A member of the New York Pen League, he is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

The bronze bust of Khalil Gibran rests on a large stone base on the grounds of the Benito Juarez City Hall in Cancun.

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