How did Manfaluti translate without being a bilingual

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    Al-Manfaluti‟s literary works may be discussed as: one of the collections of his works is „al-Nazarat‟, which first came out under the title of „al-Usbu’iyat‟ which is written in three volumes, first published in 1910,became immediately popular. One volume contains all his articles published in „al-Mu’ayyad‟ such as some criticism, some collection of all writings and some stories. In 1915 al-Manfaluti published his next collection „al-Abarat‟ (The Tears) which contains the stories, produced by the author as well as some other selected stories. There is another collection „Mukhtarat al-Manfaluti‟ which contains some selected of poems and writings of old poets and writers. He was the most translator-adapter of his period. Apart from „arabizing‟ without any knowledge of a European language, four French romantic novels he delighted the public of the day with short prose pieces which were always emotional, high minded and elegantly worded. His translations of Alphonse Karr‟s sentimental novel „Sous les Tilleuls‟ entitled as „Magdulin‟ in1912. He adapted Francois Coppee‟s play „Pour la Couronne‟ as a novel entitled as „Fi Sabil al-Taj‟ in 1920, Edmond Rostand‟s „Cyrano de Bargerac‟ adapted as a novel entitled as „al-Shair‟ in 1921 and Barnardin de Saint Pierre‟s „Paul et Virginie‟ entitled as „al-Fadilah‟ in 1923.


    IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS)
    Volume 10, Issue 3 (Mar. - Apr. 2013), PP 34-37
    e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845.
    www.Iosrjournals.Org 34 | Page
    Contribution of Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti to Arabic Short Story: A Brief Study Joynal Abedin Research Scholar, Department of Arabic, Assam University, Silchar, Assam-788011.
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