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AL-RIHANI, Ameen.

Zanbaqat al-Ghawr,

'The Lily of Al-Ghore', a novel in Arabic.

Stock Code
103606
New-York, Al-Funun Press, 1917
£3,000

'The person who did the most to open the Orient to the spirit of Western civilisation was Amin al-Rayhani' (Brocklemann, GAL, 3-i, pp. 320).

Al-Rihani was a Lebanese-American writer, born in Beirut in 1876, considered the founding father of Arab-American literature and recognised as the first Arab to write literary and poetic prose in the English language. He was a leading figure in the 'Mahjar' literary movement, established by Arabic-speaking writers of the Arab diaspora in America whose aim was to revive Arabic literature through personal encounters in the Western World. He was a prolific writer, contributing numerous pieces of travel literature, socio-political essays, literary criticism and even plays in both the English and Arabic languages and publishing these in Beirut, London and New York throughout his lifetime. The popularity of his work and legacy in the Arab literary world has mean that many of his popular text have been reprinted

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Description

First Arabic edition, printed in Arabic, complete, 8vo (c. 235 by 180 mm); 4 pp. adverts, leaves a little darkened and chipped at extremities, modern faux-leather over boards, spine ruled and lettered in Arabic.

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