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Al-Adab (1953–2013) By Luce, Mark D.

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1954-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 20 March 2023, from


The literary journal al-Adab was established in Beirut in 1953. This avant-garde journal was open to all forms of literary experimentation and to all views on poetry, fiction and drama. al-Adab advocated for a combination of existential and pan-Arab ideas and was dedicated to the concept of ‘commitment literature’ (al-adab al-multazim) or literary commitment (iltizam al-adab). It was heavily influenced by Jean Paul Sartre and existentialism.

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Luce, Mark D. " Al-Adab (1953–2013)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 20 Mar. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1954-1

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