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Ayyuha al-Layl [An Ode to the Night], al-Funun 1, no. 1 (April 1913), pp. 1-4  [owned by Mary Elizabeth Haskell; inscribed by the Author].

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Alá Bab al-Haykil [Short Story], Ya Zaman al-Hubb [Poem], al-Funun 1, no. 3 (June 1913), pp. 17-21; 36-37 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

Tags: al-funun, Alababal-kaykil, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran, yazamanal-hubb

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Qabla al-Intihar: Safhah Matwiyah min Dafatir Haffar al-Qubur al-Qadimah [Short Story], al-Funun 1, no. 5 (August 1913), p. 1-3 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Abu al-`Ala Ahmad al-Ma`ari: Kama Yatasawwirahu Jibran Khalil Jibran. Naqlan `an Ahad Dafatirihi al-`Atiqah [Drawing]; Abu al-`Ala Ahmad al-Ma`ari [Article], al-Funun 1, no. 6 (September 1913), pp. 57-58 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Birkat al-Dam [Drawing], Abu al-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi [Drawing], al-Funun 1, no. 7 (October 1913), pp. 33; 65 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA]. 

Tags: al-funun, birkatal-dam, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran

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al-Sha`ir: Uqaddimuha ilá (M. M.) [Poem], Ilá al-Muslimin min Sha`ir Masihi [Essay], al-Funun 1, no. 8 (November 1913), pp. 1-3; 37-39 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Anti wa-Ana [Poem], al-Funun 1, no. 9 (December 1913), p. 70 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Kitab Dam'ah wa Ibtisama [A Book of Tears and Mirth], New York: Atlantic Press, 1914 [owned by Mary Elizabeth Haskell; inscribed by the Author].

In 1914 Nasib 'Aridah, the editor of al-Funun, published this collection of fifty-six of Gibran’s early newspaper columns (known in English as 'A Tear and a Smile' or 'Tears and Laughter'); most are a page or two long, and the volume as a whole comprises about a hundred pages. For the most part they are prose poems: painterly expositions of a vivid image or story fragments. The themes are love, spirituality, beauty, nature, and alienation and homecoming. Typical are “Hayat al-hubb” (The Life of Love), portraying the seasons of love of a man and a woman from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, and “Amama ‘arsh al-jamal” (Before the Throne of Beauty), in which the goddess of nature tells the poet how she was worshiped by his ancestors and counsels him to commune with nature in wild places. Gibran feigned reluctance to republish these pieces on the grounds that he had moved beyond them. They are not especially deep, but they have a freshness and the moral and aesthetic earnestness that was always Gibran’s strength in his writing and his art. The collection was dedicated to Haskell using her initials, “M.E.H.”

Tags: al-funun, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran, maryelizabethhaskell, tearandasmile, tearsandlaughter

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Ru’ya [Short Story], al-Hasan ibn Hani al-Mulaqqab bi-Abi Nuwas [Drawing], Ya Nafs [Poem], al-Funun 2, no. 1 (June 1916), pp. 1-3; 65; 70-71 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

Tags: abi-nawas, al-funun, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran

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al-Layl wa-al-Majnun [Short Story], `Umar Ibn al-Farid, al-`Arif bi-Allah Sharaf al-Din [Drawing], al-Farid [Essay], al-Funun 2, no. 2 (July 1916), pp. 97-99; 152; 153-4 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Bi-Allah Ya-Qalbi [Poem], Majnun Layla [Drawing], al-Funun 2, no. 3 (August 1916), pp. 211-2; 258 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Untitled Drawing [Starving Family - Cover], Mata Ahli [Poem], al-Ja’i`ah al-Musta`tiyah [Drawing], Wijh Ummi, Wijh Ummati [Drawing], al-Funun 2, no. 5 (October 1916), pp. 385-389; 390; 420 [digitized by www.al-funun.org (Nasib Aridah Organization)].

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al-Samm fi al-Dasim [Short Story], al-Funun 2, no. 6 (November 1916), pp.  481-486 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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Bi-al-Ams [Poem], al-Funun 2, no. 7 (December 1916), pp. 589-590 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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al-Falaki [Short Story], al-Funun 2, no. 8 (January 1917), p. 673 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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al-Namalat al-Thalath [Poem], al-Kalb al-Hakim [Poem], al-Funun 2, no. 9 (February 1917), pp. 781-782 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

Tags: al-funun, al-hakim, al-Kalb, al-Mamalat, al-Thalath, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran

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al-Bahr al-A`zam [Short Story], Ughniyat al-Layl [Poem], al-Khansa’ [Drawing], al-Funun 2, no. 10 (March 1917), pp. 885-887; 931-933 [digitized by The American University of Beirut, AUB, Lebanon].

Tags: al-Bahral-Azam, al-funun, al-Khansa, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran, Ughniyatal-Layl

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Allah [Short Story], al-Funun 2, no. 11 (April 1917), pp. 989-990 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

Tags: al-funun, Allah, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran

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Ya Sahibi [Poem], al-Funun 2, no. 12 (May 1917), pp. 1201-1203 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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al-Banafsajah al-Tamuhah [Short Story], al-Mu`tamad Ibn `Abbad [Drawing], al-Funun 3, no. 1 (August 1917), pp. 1-6; 73 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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al-`Asifah [Short Story], al-Ghazzali [Essay and Drawing], al-Funun 3, no. 2 (September 1917), pp. 81-95; 143-144 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

Tags: al-funun, al-Ghazzali, alAsifah, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran

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Muwashshahat Jadidah: al-Bahr; al-Sharurah; al-Jabbar al-Ri’bal; al-Shuhrah [Poem], Bi-al-Ams, wa-al-Yawm, wa-Ghadan [Poem], al-Ard [Poem], Ibn Sina wa-Qasidatuhu [Criticism], Ibn Sina [Drawing], al-Funun 3, no. 3 (October 1917), pp. 163-166; 171-172; 191-192 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

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al-Hakiman [Short Story], Bayna al-Fasl wa-al-Fasl [Short Story], Ibn al-Muqaffa` [Drawing], al-Funun 3, no. 4 (November 1917), pp. 275-276; 297 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

Tags: al-funun, al-Hakiman, Baynaal-Fasl, GibrankhalilGibran, ibnal-Muqaffa, kahlilgibran

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Untitled Poem, al-Funun 3, no. 6 (June 1918), p. 465 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

Tags: al-funun, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran, untitledpoem

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Qard al-Hurriyah [Essay], al-Umam wa-Dhawatuha [Essay], al-Funun 3, no. 8 (August 1918), pp. v-ix; 561-5 [digitized by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA].

Tags: al-funun, al-Umamwa-Dhawatuha, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran, Qardal-Hurriyah

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A fourth collection of Gibran’s Arabic stories and prose poems, al-’Awasif (The Storms or The Tempests), came out in Cairo in 1920. The contents dated from 1912 to 1918 and had been published in al-Funun and Mir’at al-gharb (Mirror of the West), an immigrant newspaper. It consists of thirty-one pieces that are generally harsher in tone than the sketches and stories of the three earlier collections. In the title story the narrator is curious about Yusuf al-Fakhri, a hermit who abandoned society in his thirtieth year to live alone on Mount Lebanon. Driven to the hermit’s cell by a storm, he is surprised to find such comforts as cigarettes and wine. The hermit tells the narrator that he did not flee the world to be a contemplative but to escape the corruption of society. In “‘Ala bab al-haykal” (At the Gate of the Temple) a man asks passersby about the nature of love. The powerful “al-’Ubudiya” (Slavery) catalogues the forms of human bondage throughout history. In “al-Shaytan” (Satan) a priest finds the devil dying by the side of the road; Satan persuades the priest that he is necessary to the well-being of the world, and the clergyman takes him home to nurse him back to health. Several other stories deal with the political themes that had concerned Gibran during the war.

Tags: Al-'Awasif, al-funun, GibrankhalilGibran, kahlilgibran, Mira'atal-gharb, TheTempests