Al-Funun vol. 1 no. 01

Title

Al-Funun vol. 1 no. 01

Description

Vol. 1 No. 1 of الفنون, or Al-Funun was published in April 1913.  The first issue opened with a photograph of and poem by Kahlil Gibran and a short story by Amin Rihani and ended with a statement of purpose written by the editors. Between these, the bulk of this inaugural issue was comprised of pieces of world literature translated into Arabic. The majority of the translations are from Russian and Eastern European authors:  in addition to familiar names like Ivan Turgenev and Maxim Gorky, the issue contains works by lesser-known authors such as Leonid Andreyev and Fyodor Sologub Polish Symbolist writer Stanisław Przybyszewski. Short works by Victor Hugo and Oscar Wilde are also included, as well as multiple pieces by anonymous authors. Many of the translators were unknown, but at least one piece was translated by Nasib Arida. Additionally, Arida included a poem that he wrote under the pseudonym Alif. The back pages of the issue contain advertisements, largely from Syrian businesses located in New York City.

Publisher

Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Date

Rights

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Format

Text/pdf

Language

Type

Text

Identifier

funun191304_v1.1

Coverage

104 Washington St., New York, New York

Alternative Title

The Arts
الفنون
al-Funūn
al-Funoon

Bibliographic Citation

Nasib Aridah Organization. Al-Funun. Webpage. Last modified February 18, 2004. http://www.al-funun.org/index.html

Provenance

Princeton University

Files

funun191304_v1.1WM.pdf

Citation

al-Atlantic Publishing Company and Nasib Arida, “Al-Funun vol. 1 no. 01,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed July 17, 2019, https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/16135.