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The Broken Wings

by Gibran, Kahlil

Condition: Good/No Dust Jacket


NY: The Citadel Press, 1957. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Fading along the top edge, small worn spot on face. Spine is discolored.8 vo,128 pages


This is the exquisitely tender story of love that beats desperately against the taboos of Oriental tradition. With great sensitivity, Gibran describes his passion as a youth for Selma Karamy, the girl of Beirut who first unfolded to him the secrets of love. But it is a love that is doomed by a social convention which forces Selma into marriage with another man. Portraying the happiness and infinite sorrow of his relationship with Selma, Gibran at the same time probes the spiritual meaning of human existence with profound compassion. "We stood up and bade each other farewell, but love and despair stood between us like two ghosts, one stretching his wings with his fingers over our throats, one weeping and the other laughing hideously."


  • Bookseller: Book Quest US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 17009
  • Title: The Broken Wings
  • Author: Gibran, Kahlil
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Dust Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Citadel Press
  • Place: NY
  • Date published: 1957
  • Keywords: PHILOSOPHY Philosophy
  • Bookseller catalogs: Philosophy;


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