Khalil Gibran (sometimes spelled Kahlil (full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran)(January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist and Lebanese nationalist.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 pre-teen 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.
Third printing of "The Madman-His Parables and Poems" by Kahlil Gibran, published by Alfred A. Knopf (1924). Signed by Kahlil Gibran on fly cover with the following inscription: "Kindest Regards, 1925". In excellent condition. Some normal wear on top and bottom of spine. The three illustrations in this volume are reproduced from the original drawings by the author.