(The Arts: 1913-1918)
journal al-Funun began publication April of 1913. It represents the
fulfillment of its editor and publisher Nasib Aridahís dream of publishing
a literary journal in Arabic devoted to the promotion of new forms of literature
for the Arabic-speaking world.
Previous to al-Funun, no other Arabic journal devoted itself as exclusively to the literary and visual arts.
Included here are the Table of Contents for all 29 editions of al-Funun over the course of its lifetime from 1913 to 1918. In addition, al-Fununís special edition dedicated to the Crisis in Syria is presented below to give the reader a better impression of what al-Funun looked like and what it attempted to accomplish with Arabic literature and the Arab-American community.
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