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Reader comment on item: Parodying Khalil Gibran

Submitted by Wayne Zimmerman, Sr. (United States), Oct 28, 2007 at 18:21

Having never read Gibran (nor even hearing of him), I feel at a terrible loss to be able to agree or disagree with Mr. Jacobs. But I'm an ardent admirer of parody wherever (ie: Noel Coward, Gilbert & Sullivan, Weird Al Yankovich, etc.) and therefor applaud Jacob's creativity. However, I really do not feel compelled to acquaint myself with Gibran's writings (Too drivel or not too drivel? That is the question!) and will thus conclude my comments with this observation:

To climb the 986 "steps" to reach the sublime level of Mt. Gibran, is certainly well within the reach of any mortal man. But after said ascension, and if one agrees with Alan's dissention, then the climb to sublime was not worth the time. It might have been better, to have first climbed Jacob's "letter", and then seen the pan of Gibran and hence ran.

Cordially, Wayne

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