“Mamdouh Adwan, the Loser Knight,” a book recently released by media writer Nahla Kamel, in which she tells the creative and life biography of this writer through her knowledge of him through several stations that she collected with him.
In her book, which she signed today at the Julia Domna Hotel, Kamel recounts the beginning of her acquaintance with Adwan since she worked with him in the translation department of Al-Thawra newspaper, then her follow-up to his theatrical works from Safar Berlik, which aroused a lot of controversy until his illness and her numerous interviews with him, where he did not tell her about his physical pain, but about the pain of the Arab world. Al-Kabeer, in the last interview, was chanting the poem “Oh my country, which taught me to cry.”
In her book, Kamel wondered, "Was Mamdouh Adwan a losing knight, or did he spend his life writing about that knight who fights windmills with his wooden sword," referring to his discovery that he was writing Don Quixote throughout his life, but rather that he was that imaginary knight?
Kamel explained to SANA that the book was a reading of Adwan's creative achievement, which approached 92 books in various types of literature, poetry and theater, translation and thought, noting that the idea of the book came to her 25 years ago and she wanted to write about more than one Syrian creator. This is suitable for a book, so I promised him that.
Kamel pointed out that the main focus of the book is the biography of the rebellion at Adwan, and it showed how to achieve human rebellion with its literary tools and concepts in creativity. As for the second axis, the Hunger Party's anthology, its material was derived from a study of her in theatrical life, and it was proven to her that Mamdouh Adwan is from the Hunger Party because he was asking for human and absolute justice. .
The poet Sami Ahmed, director of the Genesis House, which issued the book, explained that the writer documented Adwan’s mysterious and well-known biography through her numerous dialogues with him throughout his literary career, noting that the book’s benefit is to introduce the reader who knows Adwan to new aspects, just as the new reader who has not Read it after the biography of this creator.