Al Arwah Al Ha’ira (Arabic Poetry).

ARIDA, Nasib.

Book ID: 30146


8vo. 286 pp., introduction by Habib Ibrahim Katbeh, cloth, title gilt on upper cover, copy clean & in very good condition, Al Akhlaq Printing House, New York, 1946.


Nasib Arida (1887–1946) was a Syrian-born poet and writer and a founding member of the New York Pen League with the famous writer Gibran Khalil Gibran. Arida was born in Homs where he received his education until he emigrated to the United States in 1905. He worked as an editor for several Arabic publications, and published his own literary journal al-Funun (The Arts) in 1912.
Arida played an important role in the development of modern Arabic poetry. He was a pure romantic who brought about a permanent change in several fundamental aspects of poetry. Arida is considered a pioneer in the use of Arab myths in modern Arabic poetry. His one collection of poems al-Arwah al-Haira was published shortly after his sudden death in 1946.

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