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A Book of Aphorisms

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A book of aphorisms, poems, and parables by the author of "The Prophet" - a philosopher at his window commenting on the scene passing below.


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A book of aphorisms, poems, and parables by the author of "The Prophet" - a philosopher at his window commenting on the scene passing below.


From the Hardcover edition.
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Published: June 14, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307957764
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