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CHINGUIZ AITMÁTOV
Biography

Chinguiz Aitmátov, the son of a senior government official and an actress, was born in 1928 in a village of Kirguizistan.

His father was arrested and executed during Stalinist repression, so Aitmátov was rasied by her grandmother, who told him popular tales that later had an influence on his writings.

He studied veterinary and agricultural science and then he worked at an agricultural institute and at a research center. After Stalin’s death, Aitmátov was able to join the high grades of Literature in Moscow St.

He started his literary activity in 1952, showing himself to be a great writer with Yamila. Both this work and The first teacher or Spotted dog running at the edge of the sea have been published in “The young collection”. His books have been published in 170 languages.

Aitmátov obtained many and important literary awards and lots of his works have been adapted in movies, theatre plays and even ballet.

Aitmátov was an active citizen during all his life, taking part in the political life of his country and in his later years he carried out an important diplomatic activity, on behalf of Moscow in Luxemburg and as a representative of Kirguistan in France, Belgium and Luxemburg.

Chinguiz Aitmátov passed away in june 2008 in a clinic of Nuremberg (Germany).

Other books by this author
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THE MOTHER'S FIELD
CHINGUIZ AITMÁTOV

Tolgonái, an old peasant woman, recalls her life: her youth, her marriage, her three sons and the beginning of what seemed to be a happy and easy life. However, the outbreak of the World War II shakes her way of living. She loses her sons, one after another, and her husband also dies in the battlefront. Finally, she is alone, only accompanied by her elder son’s wife, to whom she expresses all her love.

But this support neither survives: her daughter in law dies while she is giving birth, a baby who is the result of her relationship with a strange.  However, in spite of these strikes of life, Tolgonáis does not break apart, and she keeps unbreakable her faith on life.

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