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Chingiz Aitmatov

Published: 19 may 2014
  Aitmatov Chingiz Torekulovich is Kyrgyz writer, Hero of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Winner of the Lenin and three State Prizes of the USSR. The outstanding writer was born in December 12, 1928 in the family of a teacher and a party worker. His grandmother exerted a great influence on the work of the great writer. Here he spent all summer months, took part in the nomadic festivities, listening folk songs and tales.

  In 1948 Aitmatov graduated from the veterinary college, in 1953 – Agricultural Institute. This time his first works appeared in local magazines and newspapers. In 1956 he entered in the higher literature courses in Moscow; in 1958 he published his novel “Jamila”. Next year the work was translated in French language by famous writer Louis Aragon. So, international fame came to the great writer. The main theme of Chingiz Aitmatov works is the fate of a person as the representative of all mankind. There is a conflict in the novel “Day lasts longer than a century” between the real life and fantasy. In the “Block” the author turns to God. Despite, the story caused the cascade of discussions, most readers and critics appreciated the pathos of the work.

  In the 70-80 Aitmatov was actively involved in social and political life of the country: he was the secretary of Writers' Union of USSR, the member of Supreme Soviet of USSR, as well as the leader of the magazine "Foreign Literature". The great Kyrgyz writer died on June 10, 2008 and was buried June 14 in the historical and memorial complex “Ata-Beyit” in the suburbs of Bishkek.


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