Al-Tahawwulat: Haseeba, Fayyad, und Hisham (3 Vol.)
1. Auflage (1990)
Al-Dhahabi's important trilogy, - Al-Tahawwulat: Haseeba, Fayyad, and Hisham - (Changes: Haseebaa, 1987, Fayyad, 1990, and Hisham, 1995) is an ambitious epic novel that attempts to address the issue of freedom in its broad sense as it had evolved through the human rights movements both on the liberal and socialist levels. The novels open with the great Syrian rebellion against the French occupation and proceed to describe how the merchant class disarmed the rebels and emptied the slogans for independence from their significant content before recognizing them. They elaborate the different facets of the rich social reality of the old city in a very intelligent manner, intertwining the private aspects with the public ones, the merchant class and the dynamic of its development with the historical, and the day-to-day with the eternal. The story takes place over three generations, representing the lives of the three characters for whom the different parts of the trilogy were named, also paralleling the progress of Syrian history which in turn represents the struggle for human rights in various Arab countries. The epic also tries to capture the collective memory in the folds of its text, coloring this with the painful quest of the Syrian individual for his freedom and the high price he pays for this by imprisonment, torture, and exile.