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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