Studies on Modern and Contemporary Arabic Literature

Paola Viviani

Un maestro del novecento arabo: Farah Antun

Roma, Jouvence, 2004, pp. 318

One of the most representative figures of the Syrian-Lebanese and, more generally, Arab elites between the 19th and the 20th centuries is Farah Antun (1874-1922). From the pages of the journal al-Gami‘ah, which in this essay have been attentively and accurately examined by Paola Viviani, he talked brothers of every confession into reconciliation and harmony, to be realized through the re-appropriation of a common past and, at the same time, through the learning and assimilation of the West born progressist laic lesson...


[From the foreword by Isabella Camera d'Afflitto]

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