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The Path of Abai

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Published (first published January 1st 1957)
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Esmira Serova
Jan 04, 2013 Esmira Serova rated it really liked it
Abai is the greatest Kazakh poet and it's a great book in many ways. Passages picturing the steppe, the way of life there are vivid and tasteful. It's been my favorite winter reading since I was a kid. There is a certain tribute to Communism, of course, but it's not the most important thing about this epic. What matters is how you immediately connect with the characters, the environment, what matters is beautiful poems, subtle humor and drama and joy of life, of growing up and being a man and ...more
Jul 22, 2015 Dias rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Не могу похвастаться своей начитанностью в области казахской литературы, и следовательно указать, при всем своем желании, на конкретные преимущества этого романа. Могу лишь выразить, что из этой книги и почерпнул для себя более подробное описание жизненного быта степного казахского народа в 19ом веке, о взаимоотношениях простого казахского народа, живущем своим трудом и потом, с переселенцами такого же простого русского народа, приехавшем в поисках лучших условий для жизни, о влиянии современных ...more
Colin McKell-Redwood
Not so much a story, more a journey of a young man into adulthood and a country moving from the nomadic way of centuries to an uncertain future. Lots of unresolved parts of the storyline, which I like because, well life often does not get resolved - unlike in books. And a shorthand for understanding the spirit of the Kazakh people.
erjan avid reader
excellent read. I read it along time ago, dont' remember much of it.
but it is about his life, thoughts, dreams and ideas.

Abai was great for Kazaks, because he exposed some dark sides of our national mentality, sort of a feedback and point-to to our own weaknesses
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Mukhtar Omarkhanuly Auezov (Kazakh: Мұхтар Омарханұлы Әуезов) (September 28, 1897 — June 27, 1961) was a Kazakh writer, a social activist, a Doctor of Philology, a professor and honored academic of the Soviet Union(1946). He was born on September 28, 1897 in the old town of Semey in Kaskabulak, where he spent all his childhood.
He grew up under the spiritual influence of the poet Abai. His father a
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