publication . Article . 2021

The Kazakh writer Muhtar Magavin’s life and literary personality

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  • Published: 01 Dec 2021 Journal: Uluslararası Türk Lehçe Araştırmaları Dergisi, volume 5, issue 2, pages 298-312 (issn: 2587-1293, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Uluslararası Türk Lehçe Araştırmaları Dergisi
Muhtar Magavin, who attracted the attention of the science and art community thanks to both his scientific studies on literature and his literary works in his twenties, is one of the distinguished writers of both Kazakh Soviet Literature and Independence Period Kazakh Literature. He became one of the indispensable writers for the Kazakh society since he tried to bring national values to the forefront in even his works he produced during the Soviet period. In his literary works, he reflected the national customs and traditions of the Kazakh people, the beautiful traditions and customs that were about to be forgotten, the temperament of the Kazakh people in a realistic and successful way. His novels, stories, long stories, scientific studies, textbooks, translations, and articles on various subjects have appeared in newspapers and magazines. The main subject of all his oeuvre is the socio-cultural situation of the Kazakh people, the protection of national identity and national language, the present and future situation of the Kazakh state and its people. One of his greatest services to Kazakh history and literature is that he brought the history of Kazakh literature three centuries ago to the forefront, as well as bringing into light the names and works of ancient Kazakh poets in danger of being forgetten. In this study, in which Muhtar Magavin’s place and importance in Kazakh literature was briefly explained above, Muhtar Magavin’s activities and works are focused on.
free text keywords: muhtar magavin, kazakh literature, kazakh prose, historical novel, Language and Literature, P, Ural-Altaic languages, PH1-5490
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