‘The Stories of the Great Steppe: The Anthology of Modern Kazakh Literature’ is the first comprehensive translation of modern (post-World War II) Kazakh prose and poetry into English published in the USA. The book provides a concise overview of the country’s rich literary heritage and serves as an introduction to contemporary literature of Kazakhstan, Central Asia and Eurasia. It is a unique publication that illustrates the complexity of cultural dynamics, modernization, shifting traditional nomadic and modern identities and nation building in Kazakhstan. In this book, not only will readers find little-known facts on Central Asian 20th century literature; the book will also guide them through the cultural labyrinth of modern cultures and customs of Kazakhstan.
The book will be an indispensable source of information for students and educators as well as for general public as it discusses the tightly intertwined cultural developments in Central Asia, the Middle East and Eurasia. It is also designed be used as a supplementary textbook for teaching courses on modern culture and literature in the region and in the Third World. This is the best source for students and general readers to gain extensive insight into the “jewel of Eurasia.”
About the Editor:
Rafis Abazov is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, New York. He is the author of six books and numerous research articles on economic and political development in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan.
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