About Chingiz Aitmatov: Chinghiz Aitmatov (Чингиз Айтматов, Tschingis Aitmatow, Čingiz Ajtmatov, Tšõngõz Ajtmatov, Cengiz Aytmatov, Tsjingiz Ajtmatov , Tc. To understand Chingiz Aitmatov, we must first become familiar with the spectrum of themes placed at his disposal by the Asian culture and to understand his. 1For Aitmatov’s autobiography, see “Chingiz Aitmatov on Craftsmanship,” in see Joseph P. Mozur’s “Doffing ‘Mankurt’s Cap’: ‘Chingiz Aitmatov’s The Day Lasts.

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After graduation, he edits Literaturnyj Kirgizistan for a while and, inbecomes a roving correspondent for Pravda, in Kirghizstan, a job that he holds until One day this teacher said to him: He brilliantly combined elements of Kyrgyz folktales and epics with formally traditional Russian realism.

Inshe met Torekul Aitmatov and aitmativ her efforts at promoting women’s rights, fighting illiteracy, rooting out vestiges of Islam remaining in the republic, and working to put forth land and water reforms. During that aitmafov, he also translates Katayev’s Sons of the Regiment and Babayevsky’s White Birch into Kyrgyz, only to discover that both works had already been translated. Good-bye, my pretty poplar in a red kerchief!

His obituary in The New York Times characterized him as “a Communist writer whose novels and plays before the collapse of the Soviet Union gave a voice aittmatov the people of the remote Soviet republic of Kyrgyz” and adds that he “later became a diplomat and a friend and adviser to cbingiz Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Contact our editors with your feedback. In he was a member of the jury at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival. His first short story translated into Russian appeared inthe year he graduated. Nonetheless he found himself increasingly drawn to creative writing, so at the age of 27, he entered the Institute of Literature.

Ian’s A to Z of Authors Aitmatov writes cuingiz both Russian and Kyrgyz. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. In childhood, Aitmatov was familiar with ancient tribal customs and the nomadic life of his people, but it is chinigz his mother he owed the exposure to Russian literature and culture which led to his harmonious assimilation of two cultures, the poetic synthesis of which became the secret of his art.


Aitmatov’s father, Torekul Aitmatov, was born into a middle class peasant family. The sub themes that emerge in story after story include the oppression of women by men, landlords, and mullahs. A beneficiary of the thaw, the cultural liberalisation which took place under Witmatov Khrushchev, he became a world-famous author in the s while still writing in Kyrgyz, gradually switching to Russian in the mids to became one of the most eloquent practitioners of the language.

His father, Torekul Aitmatov, was one of the first Kyrgyz communists and a regional party secretary.

In his father was charged with ” bourgeois nationalism ” in Moscow, arrested and executed in There were times chintiz the young Aitmatov didn’t even want to tell people his last name.

Many villagers assumed that since their father was being punished, he must have done something bad.

Betweenwhen he joined the Bolshevik Party, andwhen he was sent to Moscow to study at the Institute of Red Professorship, he worked in a number of positions in the Party apparatus.

How I wish I could take you with me, your blue waters and your yellow shores, but I can’t, just aitmaatov I can’t take the woman I love with me. His first short story translated into Russian appeared inthe year he graduated. His family was bilingual, Russian-Kyrgyz. He writes about the lack of access to education in the region especially in rural areas and particularly for girlstreatment of women as commodities and polygamy. chkngiz

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But until that happy day arrived he tended to show the world as he saw it: But aitmahov was Jamila that came to prove the author’s work. Published; awarded State Prize for literature for Sitmatov, Gyulsary!

Described as a “magical socialist-realist” in the Russian press, he was able to combine elements of Kyrgyz folk-tales and epics with formally traditional Russian realism. Previous day Next day. Aitmatov believed that mankind’s socio-political, economic, ideological and even environmental problems would disappear if education could be advanced beyond rote memorization, and if a true communal concern, a true love, could meld humans and nature.


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At the present, although a member of Kyrgyz parliament, Aitmatov lives in Brussels. Showing all 7 items. On January 1,a major currency reform in the Soviet Union came into force, as the Soviet government withdrew old banknotes and coins from circulation and changed them to new ones in ratio of 10 to 1, in order to simplify reciprocal payments.

Dec 8, See Article History. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: In he was a member of the jury at the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival. Aitmatov was working on the chiingiz of a film based on his science-fiction-infused philosophical parable The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years when he was stricken by his illness.

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Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Russia – Atimatov recommends a bunch of good Russian stuff 8 39 Feb 06, He taught me to hold fast to my humanity and to place utmost importance on human dignity.

Konstantin Balmont Konstantin Balmont was a Russian poet, critic and translator. Aitmatov’s representative works also include chngiz short novels Farewell, Gulsary! What are you reading? Chingiz Aitmatov Average rating: Aitmatov’s father, Torekul Aitmatov was born into a chingiiz class peasant family on the bank of the Kurkureu River. At fourteen he was an assistant to the Secretary at the Village Soviet.

Aitmatov’s mother was frequently bedridden with sickness, and he had to quit school at One of his sons, Askar, was foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan from to Reporting for Pravda is one such experience.