- Wednesday, January 1, 1997
- Translating Dickinson's There came a Day at Summer's full into Arabic
- Published at:The Emily Dickinson Journal - Volume 6, Number 2, Fall 1997, pp. 84-89
Arabic interest in Emily Dickinson's poetry began immediately after the publication of the first collection of her poems, Poems by Emily Dickinson, in 1890 under the editorship of Mrs. Mabel Loomis Todd and Colonel Higginson. In 1891, the July 16th issue of Nation wrote about "an Arabic translation of Dickinson's poems made in Syria" and that it had "passed through several issues." The same news was repeated in the Critic and in the Christian Union two days later and two weeks later in Kansas City Star.