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Al-‘Ujaylī, ‘Abd al Salām عبد السلام العجيلي(1918/1919–2006) By Berg, Lisa

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1022-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 12 June 2024, from


‘Abd al Salām Al-‘Ujaylī was one of the most productive and versatile literary figures in twentieth-century Syria. His experiences both as a medical doctor and a politician fed into his fictional output, which is most often characterized as realist. Al-‘Ujaylī is considered one of the earliest writers of fiction in Syria. Among his over forty publications are novels, poetry collections, theater plays, travelogues, essays, and auto-biographies. His preferred genre, however, remained the short story.

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Berg, Lisa. Al-‘Ujaylī, ‘Abd al Salām عبد السلام العجيلي(1918/1919–2006). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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