Aesopian Literary Dimensions of Azerbaijani Literature of the Soviet Period: 1920-1990

Aesopian Literary Dimensions of Azerbaijani Literature of the Soviet Period: 1920-1990

By: Maliheh S. Tyrrell (author)Hardback

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Aesopian Literary Dimensions analyzes the evolution of national thinking in Azerbaijani literature from 1920 to 1990. It traces the history of literary trends and methodological patterns-particularly the clandestine means and methods of expression in national literature-in Azerbaijani literature. Maliheh Tyrrell has fashioned a unique book that uncovers the ways national Azerbaijani thinking outwardly adapted itself to the themes and political strategies of the dominant Soviet ideology. The work reveals and discusses the range of literary techniques, ranging from nonverbal visual methods to symbolic themes, employed by Azerbaijani authors to refute the official optimism of Soviet propaganda and communicate a distinct sense of Azerbaijani "otherness."

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Maliheh S. Tyrrell is a post-doctoral researcher at Columbia University's Teachers College. She is the author of Post-Soviet Turkmenistan: Overview (1994) and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan: Overview (1994).


Chapter 1 History Chapter 2 Methodologies of Sufism, and Anti-Soviet Resistance: Azerbaijani Literature of the 1920s-1930s Chapter 3 Individualism versus Ideological Uniformity: Azerbaijani Literature of the 1930s-1940s Chapter 4 Conflicts and Paradoxes: Azerbaijani Literature of the World War II, and Post-War Period: 1941-1949, 1950-1960 Chapter 5 Era of Nationalism: Azerbaijani Literature of the 1960s Chapter 6 Individualism and Universalism versus Dogmatism, Historicism and Nationalism Chapter 7 Deciphering the Riddle of Azerbaijani Literature of the Soviet Period

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  • publication date: 01/09/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780739101698
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 146
  • ID: 9780739101698
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0739101692

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