Studies on Modern and Contemporary Arabic Literature

Maria Avino

L'occidente nella cultura araba

Roma, Jouvence, 2002, pp. 264

To get to know Arabs' cultural life there is nothing as reading press and, most of all, literary journals. These have always provided Arab intellectuals of an indispensable forum for the expression of ideas.
The reading and divulgation of Western works, accompanied with an intense translation activity, is among the main features of Arabs' cultural life. Through the analysis of four of the main journals of the Arabic renaissance, the Nahdah, the author gives an exhausting survey of the Arabs' cultural life from the end of the 19th to the beginnings of the 20th century. (From the foreword by Isabella Camera d'Afflitto).


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