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This is a collection of poems and essays by Ghattas Maqdasi Elias, an important figure in twentieth-century Syrian Orthodox letters and education, also known as ‘Malfono Denho.’ The book contains writings previously published in books and journals as well as items published for the first time in this volume.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-151-5
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: May 21,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 120
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-60724-151-5
$148.00
Your price: $103.60

A collection of poems and essays by Ghattas Maqdasi Elias, an important figure in twentieth-century Syrian Orthodox letters and education also known as ‘Malfono Denho.’ The book contains writings previously published in books and journals as well as items published for the first time in this volume. Covering a wide variety of topics—from Khamis bar Qardahe to Sufi elements in the poetry of Bar Hebraeus and foreign vocabulary in Syriac, in addition to the author’s own original poetry—this collection, as Bishop Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim notes in his introduction, ultimately stands as a witness to the persistence and resilience of the Syriac language in the face of the tragedies of the twentieth century and the determination of Syriac-speakers to keep the language of Ephrem, Aphrahat and Michael the Great a vibrant and living idiom.

A collection of poems and essays by Ghattas Maqdasi Elias, an important figure in twentieth-century Syrian Orthodox letters and education also known as ‘Malfono Denho.’ The book contains writings previously published in books and journals as well as items published for the first time in this volume. Covering a wide variety of topics—from Khamis bar Qardahe to Sufi elements in the poetry of Bar Hebraeus and foreign vocabulary in Syriac, in addition to the author’s own original poetry—this collection, as Bishop Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim notes in his introduction, ultimately stands as a witness to the persistence and resilience of the Syriac language in the face of the tragedies of the twentieth century and the determination of Syriac-speakers to keep the language of Ephrem, Aphrahat and Michael the Great a vibrant and living idiom.

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Ghattas Elias

Gregorios Ibrahim