The Stories of the Great Steppe

The Anthology of Modern Kazakh Literature (First Edition)
Edited by Dr. Rafis Abazov and Translated by Sergey Levchin and Ilya Bernshtein
©2013, 252 pages

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    Featuring first-time translations of numerous examples of modern Kazakh literature for publication in the USA, this anthology provides excellent examples of literary life in both Soviet and post-Soviet Kazakhstan, and introduces readers to the rich literary traditions of the region. The materials introduce the rich literary heritage of Kazakhstan, which is a part of the unique prose and poetry traditions of the Central Asia steppes and Eurasia.

    The selected readings will enhance the understanding of unique nomadic culture and Central Asian universe of the great Eurasia Steppe, which, in the words of British Chancellor George Curzon, has "charms for the historian, the archeologist, the man of science …." The Stories of the Great Steppe was designed as an a supplementary reader and textbook for students and general public studying 20th century Eastern European, Russian, and Central Asian literature, culture, and intellectual history. It can be used in courses on Slavic literature, Russian and Soviet literature, Russian cultural history, World History, and the History of World Civilizations.

    Rafis Abazov is an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York and a visiting professor at Al Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He has numerous publications including Green Desert: The Life and Poetry of Olzhas Suleimenov (2011) and The Stories Great Steppe (2013). His research interests and publications focus on cultural globalization and the intellectual history of Central Eurasia and Russia, as well as public policy, governance, contemporary cultural, and intellectual and political trends in the region.
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    The anthology edited by Professor Rafis Abazov appeals to all students and professionals alike offering a very readable and a well-thought out collection of the best literary works from Kazakhstan. This is an engaging text where readers travel intellectually and literary to the Kazakh land and are richly rewarded for their journey.

    Prof. Robert J. Guttman, Johns Hopkins University

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