Chingiz Aitmatov’s Creative Works in the National Literature as a Reflection of a New Ethnic Mythology of the Soviet Period

Irina Sovetovna Karabulatova, Flera Sagitovna Sayfulina, Luiza Firdusovna Zamalieva, Gulsina Mavlutovna Niyazova


This article is devoted to the analyzing the literary career of Chingiz Aitmatov in the context of creativity of writers in 1970-1980 years, defining an entire era in the history both national and Russian, World literature, in whose work the wisdom of eastern philosophy is combined with the best traditions of European literature, crossed fundamental aesthetic foundations of cultures of Europe and Asia. The translation of his works into other languages makes the literary heritage of Chingiz Aitmatov the property of all peoples. However, creativity of this writer is of interest from the standpoint of the transformation of ethnic mythology in the context of the new mythology of the Soviet era. The writer outlines “a circle”, delimiting themselves from each other in any “identification factor”: age, ethnicity, social or gender identity, etc.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s2p155

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