Suhayl Idris

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Suhayl Idris (1925 – February 19, 2008) was a Lebanese novelist, short-story writer, journalist and translator.


Idris studied in Beirut before going on to study in Paris and receive a PhD from Sorbonne. His first collection, Ashwaq, was published in 1947.[citation needed] Idriss returned to Beirut in 1952 where he founded Al Adab, a monthly literary journal that became one of the leading periodicals of its kind.[1] Several of his novels have autobiographical themes, including al-Hayy al-Latini (1954) and al-Khandaq al-ghamiq (1958).[2]

Idris also translated many European works, including most of Jean-Paul Sartre[2] and Albert Camus. He had a pro-Nasserist and Arab nationalist political stance.[3]

Idris died on February 19, 2008.[4]


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  3. ^ M.J. Ernst; Rossen Djagalov (2022). "The Road to Lotus: Faiz Ahmad Faiz's Magazine Proposal to the Soviet Writers Union". Interventions. International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 25 (6): 699–718. doi:10.1080/1369801X.2021.2015701. S2CID 252802903.
  4. ^ Khashan, Imad. "Suhayl Idris". Banipal Magazine of Modern Arab Literature. Retrieved 23 July 2014.