During the year 2022, the Syrian General Book Authority issued a number of literary books that varied in different genres, and poetry, novels, and short stories had a remarkable presence in terms of level and topics, and we monitored some of the most prominent publications from different genres.
Among the most important publications published by the commission is the novel “The Tale of Al-Moayyed Alley” by the writer Imad Naddaf, which sheds light on Damascus during a period of history in which its environments lived in various contradictions and projected some cases on the positive and negative attitudes taking place in the current era in a distinctive and coherent artistic style.
The Commission issued a reading titled “Kamal Khair Bey, a poet who draws the features of renaissance and modernity” by Dr. Wael Barakat, who explained that the poet lived his life as a fighter and fighter, and this coincided with his poetic emergence, which was important in the new Arab modernity and its beginnings, who accompanied Badr Shaker Al-Sayyab, Abdel-Wahhab Al-Bayati, Nazik Al-Malaika and others. of poets.
And on behalf of the Commission, a collection of poetry was published by the poet Ali Al-Ra’i, entitled “The Value of Grapes in the Fall of Grapes,” which varied in different social topics that monitored reality in all its forms, in addition to emotional states that were limited to a very short poetic flash that was characterized by modern connotations and images.
The commission published a novel entitled “Maryam Square” by the writer Anisa Abboud, which monitored the stories of the war with its various issues and its repercussions, pain and pain, in addition to confronting and standing in the face of sectarianism and sectarianism with the emergence of the aesthetics of Damascus and the Syrian coast and the necessity of national affiliation, in an interesting literary style that relied on tremendous power of expression.
The Syrian General Organization for Writers published a collection of short stories entitled “Two Hours Only” by the writer Nizar Ismail Mezher, with themes whose events were accompanied by the aesthetics of the environment and the monitoring of separate cases of social movements in poor societies through the short story consisting of literary foundations and sincere emotion.
In an innovative modern style, a collection of short stories about the General Book Organization entitled “The Shawl of the Dalia” by the writer Khalil Munawar Bitar came in a mixture of reality and imagination to present criticism in a renewed manner that targeted social conflict, and the injustice that the weak are exposed to, leading to the love of the homeland and the need for its continuous construction, whatever the dangers.
As for the novel “Awraq Al-Harbi” by the writer Ali Al-Mizal, which was published by the General Organization for Books, it described a lot of social transformations by depicting Damascus and its beautiful neighborhoods such as Qasioun, Al-Salihiya, Bab Al-Jabiya, Bab Touma, and Al-Marjah Square, and the human and social transformations in it during the days of the tripartite aggression against Egypt and the social cohesion between the two countries. .
Muhammad Khaled Al-Khader
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