ERIC Number: ED102557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Arab American Journalism and Its Relation to Arab American Literature.
Melki, Henry H.
Because of the influence which the Arab press in the U.S. had on Arab literature, it was thought advisable to record a history of its development and find the relation between the two. Ten different newspapers and magazines that directly relate to Arabic literature were examined: "Kawkab Amerika,""Al-Huda,""Mer'at Al-Garb,""Al Muhajer,""Al-Jamiea,""Al-Bayan,""As-Sa'ih,""Al-Funun,""AleAlam As-Suri," and "As-Samir." During the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth, the Arab countries, especially Syria and Lebanon, witnessed a strong wave of emigrants. Economic, social, religious and political reasons caused many to branch out into varied activities in trade, industry, education, and journalism. Starting a newspaper was a hard job, because Arabic type had to be imported, newspapers had to be set by hand, and setters were not available in the United States. The Arab press was for many people an outlet, a free medium, and a chance for innovation, and it allowed them to enrich Arab literature and add greatly to its prestige. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Journalism, Literary Influences, Literature, Newspapers, North Americans
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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