The symposium, which was held by the Arab Cultural Center in Abu Rummaneh, included a critical and impressionistic reading of the novel (The Road Is Broken) by the writer Samar Al-Kallas, with the participation of a number of writers and critics.
The decision of the Criticism Society of the Arab Writers Union, the critic Nazir Jaafar, saw that the temporal space of the novel is distributed between Damascus and other places according to the stations in which the characters move, especially the novel’s heroine on a journey of alienation, pointing out that the novelist employs a number of narrative techniques in her narrative discourse, where the narration alternates with a pronoun The absent and the speaker is what saves him from sluggishness and boredom, so the reader is longing and motivates him to continue, in addition to the aesthetics of the language, especially in the poetic description of Damascus and Ghouta.
The writer Muhammad Al-Hafri also indicated that the novel talks about the many travels in different Arab countries in addition to New Delhi, Paris and others, in which the heroine of the work took place. From Tunisia to Syria and then ends with the heroine's return to her homeland, Syria, where her friends helped her facilitate the difficulties she encounters, especially as she was exposed to many tragedies such as the death of her husband and friend.
The writer Ayman Al-Hassan pointed out that there are errors in the novel, such as placing the vowel in one of its pages, and contradictions in events and places, as myths appear in the novel as unambiguous facts.
The author of the novel, Samar Kallas, stated that she benefited greatly from reality and that she made every effort to compose a work of fiction that deals with many issues that occurred in the war.
The poet Samar Taghbi, who moderated the symposium, indicated that the writer spoke about different events in the Arab countries and the suffering of their peoples, and used the novel to serve the human being after linking the past with the present and depicting the diversity of events and different psychological states with time.
It is noteworthy that the novel (The Road Breaks), published last year by the Syrian General Book Organization, is the first work of Samar Al-Kallas, and it talks about the pain of the displaced Syrians from the consequences of the terrorist war on our country, and monitors the death and destruction that this war has inflicted on humans, stones, birds and plants.
Muhammad Khaled Al-Khidr
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