Cinghiz Aitmatov – Vaporul Alb – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. roman. About Chingiz Aitmatov: Chinghiz Aitmatov (Чингиз Айтматов, Tschingis Aitmatow, Čingiz Ajtmatov, Tšõngõz Ajtmatov, Cengiz Aytmatov, Tsjingiz Ajtmatov , Tc. Six years ago today, when pneumonia claimed the life of the Kyrgyz writer Chinghiz Aitmatov, I learned about it the old-fashioned way: from a.
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Six years ago today, when pneumonia claimed the life of the Kyrgyz writer Chinghiz Aitmatov, I learned about it the old-fashioned way: A fried rice dish called plov. Anything played on the ukulele-like komuz. One the one hand, aitmatvo there are a genuine status symbol: My host family, which lost many of its possessions in a fire before I met them, held on to their badly singed volumes even in cases where half of every page had burned away.
But in other contexts, books are valued only for their most basic functions. When it came time to expel the byproduct of that samsa, I found half a history book leaning against the outhouse wall, offering itself up as toilet paper.
I never met him, but Chinghiz Aitmatov, born in aitmxtov, often felt like a guide to me as I lived and worked in his country.
Aitmatov wrote The Day Lasts and much of his later work aifmatov Russian, seeking a larger audience, just as Vladimir Nabokov switched from Russian to English after fleeing the Bolsheviks.
But the fact that Aitmatov wrote his early work in Kyrgyz challenged me to see the beauty in a language I often thought of as limited. Compared to English, the Kyrgyz vocabulary is quite small: Shortly aittmatov Aitmatov passed away, I tried to start learning Russian.
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My tutor was an old Russian woman, racist toward the Kyrgyz and nostalgic for the days when Kyrgyzstan was still a part of the mighty Soviet Union. So nostalgic, in fact, that my lessons hued closely to the Soviet style of teaching: At the next lesson, I asked her if we could start with something a bit more basic. Before coming under the control of the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union, the Cnghiz were a historically nomadic group.
The pre-Soviet Kyrgyz left few monuments or traditions with obvious applications in the more urban, post-Soviet country today. This is one of the reasons Aitmatov mattered so much: But long before Aitmatov wrote his first words, the Kyrgyz had a robust oral storytelling tradition. The most famous of these stories is the Epic of Manasthe legendary founder of Kyrgyzstan, whose story takes days to recite.
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Like the Iliad and the Odyssey conghiz, Manas is a story of conquest—of Uighurs and Afghans, mainly—followed by a long journey home. I can think of no other country whose name is derived from a work of fiction, unless you count the Bible. He lives in Puebla, Mexico.