A Journey Through Literature
, is a scholarly
journey par excellence. Dr. Mansour Eid began his present
journey in 1997, riding high on the wings of diverse thoughts,
literature, cultures, languages, peoples, religions, etc.
The author’s journey draws on the language of Imru’ al-Qais,
Al-Jurjani, and Sibawayh, and relates it to the world of technol-
ogy and poetry analyses—a duality between the classical and
the vernacular. He discusses linguistic pragmatics and
attempts to introduce modern technological tools to help learn
the Arabic language.
Dr. Eid traveled far in his study of these great works, especially
in the role of these works to form cultural and intellectual
interactions. He stopped at Lebanese writers, who had played
a prominent role in the Arab Renaissance such as Boulos
Salameh, Emilie Nasrallah, Michael Neaimeh, Ilia Abou Madi,
Ameen Rihani, etc.
In the second leg of his journey, Dr. Eid tackled sensitive issues
such as the Muslim-Christian dialogue; the Apostolic Exhorta-
tion; the increasing Christian exodus from the Middle East; the
Maronite Church; human rights; the dialogue of cultures;
globalization; Lebanon’s place in the New World Order;
culture; student movements; psychological security; reconcilia-
tion with the self; violence...
His journey is indeed a rich one.