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 Al Aaraaf

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Author(s): Berman, Jacob Rama
- Edgar Allan Poe Date: 1829 Original Language: English Description Edgar Allan Poe did not speak Arabic, and his knowledge of Islam was largely derived from secondary sources. Nevertheless, references to Islam and to Arab and Islamic culture appear throughout his works, in both short stories and poems. There are direct references to qur’anic material in the poems ‘Al Aaraaf’ and ‘Israfel’. Near the end of his only novella, The adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Arabic script appears alongside other mysterious writings etched onto a cave wall at the South Po…

Edgar Allan Poe

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Author(s): Berman, Jacob Rama
Date of Birth: 18 January 1809 Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts Date of Death: 7 October 1849 Place of Death: Baltimore, Maryland BiographyEdgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic. He was a pioneer in several literary forms, including detective fiction and science fiction, but is most of…