"This is not a common phrase in the city of Damascus, it was called the Capital of the Kingdom of Silence, and the intent here is the funeral of the late Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, and Khaled Taja, in one of the scenes of the four-year series. first part in the events of a ring called "Friends of Nizar Qabbani", and used director Khatam Ali actual scenes of the funeral of Nizar Qabbani.
Nizar Qabbani was a controversial poet, collided with power in Syria, and popular novels tell that an antithesis poem was addressed to Hafez al-Asad.
Nizar's name was associated with Damascus, as a result of his many poems in which he sang in his beloved city.
When the funeral turns into a silent demonstration
Thousands of people attended the funeral of Nizar Qabbani, his poet crying, as if the funeral were transformed into a demonstration, walking the streets of the city where his poems were sung, singing his poetic verses, with a heavy displacement of Syrian security forces, The car, and carried him on his shoulders, until they reached his last resting place.
Nizar Qabbani was born in 1923 in the old quarter of Damascus, whose home witnessed meetings of the National Block against the French Mandate against Syria. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in 1945. He joined the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served in the diplomatic corps as an attaché at the Syrian embassies in Spain. And others, until his resignation in 1966.
Nizar published his first collection of poems, in 1944, under the name of "The Black Lady", which caused a great uproar.
Differences with Naguib Mahfouz and others
Nizar's life has been plagued by many conflicts with Arab writers and intellectuals, most notably his famous disagreement with Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz, who attacked him after the publication of the poem "Mehrulun," in which he attacked peace negotiations with the occupation.
Nizar's attack was based on his view that Nizar offered no alternative to peace, nor asked for war, but what Nizar did was respond to him in a long article: "Our teacher Naguib Mahfouz is made of marigold." The bathroom, I'm from the hawks feast.
Another dispute arose between the Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez and Nizar Qabbani after the alteration of Abdel Halim of some of the letters of "The Reader of the Cup".
His poems in Egypt after his famous poem also banned margins in the Naksa book, which came after a setback in 1967, until Nizar Qabbani sent a letter to the late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser explaining the reasons for writing the poem.
He sang great Arab singers
"I have a gun now," Abdel Halim wrote a poem called "The Cup Reader," and Little Najat, "What can I tell him?"
Asala Nasri, Kazem Al-Saher, Majida Al-Roumi and others.