The Syrian World Vol. 04 no. 04


The Syrian World Vol. 04 no. 04


Vol. 4 no. 04 of The Syrian World published December 1929. First in this issue Ameen Rihani discusses the American conception of the "stage sheik," and he corrects this view as he has the experience to do so, with his travels throughout Arabia. Following that there is Paul Deab's poem titled Renaissance which paints a wintery scene. Salloum Mokarzel the papers own editor is featured next with more of his trip to Syria, in this issue his trip to Zahle. His account is followed by a poem by Dr. Salim Y. Alkazin titled Restless. Dr. Phillip Hitti is featured next with his discussion of the Druze religion, a rather secretive organization. Through translating some of the original text and prayers never before seen, he presents an interesting account of the religion. Adelaide Faris is also included for her own account of Syria, taken from her family trip a few years prior. Within it she presents a vivid account of the historic beauty of Syria like never before. An excerpt of Emile Dumit's play Staging a Desert Scene is presented last before an advertisement for the Great Syrian World Contest, which if won includes a free trip to Syria following the same route the editor Salloum Mokarzel took the summer of 1929 with his family. The issue concludes with excerpts from the Arab press, and an update on the political situation in Syria.


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Salloum A. Mokarzel and Syrian-American Press, “The Syrian World Vol. 04 no. 04,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed May 30, 2023,