Lebanese author and poet Khalil Gibran is best remembered for his bestselling works The Prophet and Broken Wings. One of the leaders of the Mahjar movement of Arabic literature, he specialized in incorporating mythological and mystical symbols in his works and was inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche and William Blake.
Lebanese politician and the founder of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, Antoun Saadeh was also a prolific author, who wrote several books while in prison. He announced a revolution in Lebanon and was promised support by Syria, though Syria handed him over to the Lebanese government, which eventually executed him.
Charles Habib Malik was a Lebanese diplomat, academic, politician, and philosopher. He is best remembered for his role in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Charles Habib Malik is also remembered for his service as the Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1956 and 1958.
Best known for his allegorical book The Book of Mirdad, Mikhail Naimy was a Lebanese Greek poet who co-founded the Mahjar movement also known as the New York Pen League, along with his friend, Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran and others. His written works include poetry, drama, short stories, and novels.