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University in Bishkek released an anthology on the famous Kyrgyz epic trilogy

Written by on Thursday, 9 January 2014
Culture and History, Kyrgyzstan
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Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU) named after B. N. Yeltsin in Bishkek released a two-volume chrestomathy for Russian speaking educational institutions called “Kyrgyz Heroic Epic “Manas”, “Semetey” and “Seytek”.

Compilers of the anthology are Professor of KRSU, Michael Rudov, and the Senior Fellow of the Institute of Language and Literature named after Chingiz Aitmatov of National Academy of Sciences, Asel Isaeva.

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According to Professor Rudov, the publication is intended for Russian-speaking readers who do not speak Kyrgyz language at the level of perception of the epic in its original oral performance and in print.

The two-volume chrestomathy includes a thorough scientific and artistic retelling of the trilogy about Manas, Semetey and Seytek in Russian language. It also includes texts dedicated to the great epic, the authors of which are such masters as Chokan Valikhanov, Vasiliy Radlov, Mukhtar Auezov, Alexander Bernshtam, Tashim Baidjiev, and many other literary scholars.

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