The marriage of creators is the richness of the imagined and the poverty of reality
Arab poet Shawqi Bazia opens his newly published study of Dar Miskaliani in Tunisia, with the above title, follows the biographies of private creators and lifts the lid from the well of secrets of their emotional and married lives, and the latter was not perfect, as we thought, but a dark side appeared in it – we will explain it later.
What is unusual in an analytical biography consisting of thirty-two creative couples (a European and an Arab), the first occupied the largest area of the book, while the second had little chance, and perhaps this is due – in my opinion – to social constraints on to our Arab East, which surrounds the creator, so he did not reveal his biography about his emotional whims and married life, and another thing is that we knew the creator’s biography and their privacy from the mouths of creative women, writers’ wives, who possessed the language and the skill of declaring. Elsa Morante) Alberto Moravia, (Eleni Samius) Nikos Kazantzaki, (Frida Kahlo) Diego, (Vera Tolyakova) Nazim Hikmet, (Simon) de Beauvoir) Sartre, (Sofia Andreevina) and Tolstoy.
These women and others through their writing, and on the Arab side, which is represented by a few; This is due to the fact that most Arab creators did not marry from their creative environment except for some, and they documented the biography of the partners, such as (Abla Al-Ruwaini) with Amal Dunqul, (May Al-Muzaffar with Rafie Al-Nasseri, and others in dialogues such as (Rana Qabbani) Mahmoud Darwish, and (Bilqis Al-Rawi). Nizar’s husband, and (Khalda Saeed) with Adonis, and (Maha Bayrakdar) the husband of Youssef Al-Khal, and other Arabs whose biographies are lost, because their the women were not from the House of Creativity, so here the significance of the creative woman is in several aspects: writing their biographies, and secondly according to what the Poet Shawqi Bzeih sees, who is married to a creative poet, calm nature and full of understanding – as he described her – and his because of her, poetry was emotionally damaged by songs of love and devotion, but he found his goal – poetry – in the soil of meditation, wisdom, and inner digging, and the reason for writing the book is that he was looking for analogies and similarities in the world of writing and art.
The biography of the creators in their marriage and their emotional relationships reveal the bright side, but also their opposite. his book (Crazy Elsa), it did not have the essence of Being and being, but he dedicated his poetry, creativity and heart to it, saying: Women are not only the future of men, but the future of humanity, the planet and the country as a whole.
As we note (Anna Grigorievnia) in her biography of her husband Dostoyevsky, she devoted her life to taking care of his writings, revising, tabulating and preparing for publication, and provided him with the proper climate for writing, as she tried in her biography to remove the distortions that befell her husband in his behavior and his gambling addiction, and what he goes through From epileptic seizures and pain when writing, she was a partner in genius and creativity.
While Diego, an international artist, the husband of Frida Kahlu’s young girlfriend, shows in his biography that he hit the sick woman in the heart more than once when he betrayed her with her younger sister, as he did with Leon Trotsky.
In the same climate, a quiet writer and a sharp beauty, namely Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, are fighting. This beautiful seductress adored the playwright who freed her from the power of her body, but their marriage lasted only 10 years, after which her husband was forced to leave Hollywood. otherwise lost due to his wife’s overly daring performance in Her Movie (Let’s Make Love).
And as soon as we crossed over to the Arab side, we learned the most famous love story between the poet Nizar Qabbani and the storyteller Balqis. This Iraqi giraffe – as he described it – resisted the waves of her husband’s admirers. This is what the poet said, reveals in a poem he wrote 10 years after their wedding (I testify that no woman has mastered The game is only you/ You endured my madness for ten years as I endured/ And you endured my madness as you did) Because the thing is in personal chemistry – as seen by the author of the book – which varies between one person and another, and the modern Qabbani family, which is open to love.
The poet Bazie follows another marriage, which is concluded between the poet Mahmud Darwish and Rana Qabbani, the niece of the poet Nizar, a nineteen-year-old Damascene woman, who revealed her marital relationship as (volcanic and stormy), so the owner of the mural offered her marriage at the first meeting at his poetry evening at Georgetown University And the couple broke up after six months of marriage, and she indicates her dissatisfaction with Darwish’s male dominance, and he singled her out for more than one poetic text, so why is he stingy with women realistically, not poetically?
In Mahmoud Darwish’s book of dialogues composed by a beautiful lover – I read the reason for this – he says: I am a failed, selfish and shameless lover, incapable of giving except artistically, and I can say that I do not love women, but I love women. This contradiction of his personality made him a failed husband in the institution of marriage, and perhaps the most important thing is that he sees how this institution kills creativity, his negative attitude towards offspring, and poetry is his most important focus in life.
The strangest is the biography of Al-Maghout and Sania Saleh. This gentle poet suffered from loneliness, isolation and violence from her husband, and this was revealed by her critic sister Khaleda Saeed presenting the poet’s works. In isolation from the problem, more important and urgent than the pain of a woman ignorant of her surroundings?).
Perhaps at the end of the article we can combine poetry and criticism on the bed of love represented by the critic Khaleda Saeed and the poet Adonis, so she says that she wrote about the poet in criticism before she met him, and it was love at first sight from the first meeting and continued until today.
The owner of Youssef’s shirts not only recounted the private life of his like-minded creators, but we also find him as an analyst of most humanitarian issues in the lives of the two partners.