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Iraqi Syriac novelists in the procession of the Iraqi story
Haitham Barada

Recently published under the title (Iraqi Syriac novelists in the procession of the Iraqi story) within a series of books issued by the Directorate of Syriac Culture, Arts Kurdistan region, the author Borda begins his book, with a glance on the Iraqi story beholden its first embodiment to Mahmoud Ahmad Alsaied, who considered as the first who wrote the short story in Iraq, taking in glimpses the upgrade of this literary art to the stages of moral development in the years following the second decade of the twentieth century, the date from which it springs off an initial short story, thanks to Alsaied..
Borda begins his book with the novelist Youssef Matti who published his stories in the thirties of the past century, selects from his accomplishments (a story of debris), which some observers regards as one of the most beautiful stories of Matti, is just incredible because it represents the pinnacle of technical development of the story in that period. then followed by the novelist Edmond Sabri and Borda regards  Sabri’s products as a phenomenon because the author dug for himself a course in the river of the Iraqi story, the writer refers to the novelist Edmond Sabri interest in narrative and monitoring the details of the event movement doesn’t serve in the story, and choose from his products a story (the Garden) which was annexed by his short stories collection which published under a title (writer of incoming) in 1955 .. the novelist Haitham Borda continues tracking the progress of the Syriac novelists and arrives the station of Yousef Yacoub Haddad, describing him as the mirror in which we see ourselves both outwardly and inwardly and choose from his products (Visa story to the new world) of the collection of short stories entitled (The Selected Story), issued in 1972 . in other station highlights the novelist Sargon Paul, where the author consider him as a renewed diligent novelist of sixtieth , left his clear imprints in the development and progress of the Iraqi short story, selected from narrative products the story of (the shelter), published in the magazine (oil workers), issued in November 11, 1966 In the next station stands the novelist Haitham Borda meditating on the Biography of (Saadi al-Maleh) begins his vision by saying that he is one of the Syriac authors with abundant short stories and novel, where he published more than seven books distributed between the story and the novel and choose from those products the story of (the luck) that published on the Iraqi story website, while at the next station, we read what Borda was written about  papyrus another name of the names of the Syriac novelists while it reflected the name of the novelist (Benjamin Hadad) describes his tendency towards a realistic narrative like most the Syriac novelists despite the fact that Hadad was lice in the dissemination of his stories because he was busy to devote wider interest in language and published alongside his biography a story of (March Sward), published in (The Culture) magazine in its issue of June 1972 . the novelist Haitham Borda continues his career with the Syriac novelists and come to stop with the course of (Fadel Nouri) and describes him as a novelist who knows how to write his story with his style, which identifies more than an art of reading fiction is like mosaics where the combination of the formation of color demonstrates bizarre, mystery and illusion, and chosen the story (your eyes and sadness in the evening) of the collection stories of the same title and author as standing at another station represented biography of the author (Dr Suha Rassam) as he describes  her as one of the unknown names in the narrative environment , but with the publication of three stories, it presents itself as stylus versed in secrets of fiction and the author chooses a story (The Wonderful melody) published in the magazine (Alfikr Almassihi) in one of the numbers issued in 1982, and if the novelist Haitham arrived to his story production in Iraq, he refers to his belonging to the seventieth generation from the date of the short story in Iraq, pointing out that the experience gained from the follow-up by a number of critics as (Dr. Omar Altalib,  Jassim Asi , Anwar Abdel-Aziz , Dr. Nadia Hnanwi Saadoun, Dr. Mohamed S. Obeid, Amjad Tawfiq Musa Credi , Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al Jassim Khalaf Elias, Izdihar Salman , Pauls Adam , Shaker Mahmoud al-Jumaili and others), and choose  the story (the last picture), followed by the novelist (Botrus Nabati), pointing out that the novelist has not been published only a few of the stories in the process of a literary career spanning more than two decades and choose from these stories a story ( the last  Raving ofking Nabaunaiid) . in the next station Borda stop at narrative products of the novelist (Joseph Hanna) regarding him as a tributary which flows into the river of Iraqi story and selects from his stories (His Rags). The novelist (Paul Adam) followed Hanna, at the terminus and describes his stories as texts on number of fingers, as Adam worked in film directing, poetry and choose from his few stories (foundation stone) .. the book is an important historical document of the Syriac novelists products  and their fingerprints on the general Iraqi literature, regarding Haitham Bihnam Borda has calculated that tracks and monitors into the world of passionate short story of his fellow novelists products  in order to enrich their products with brief words holds in its content critic to their texts .

Translated into Arabic by: Ra’id Michael