He was born in and spent much of his life under Communism. He died in Aitmatov was a close friend of Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the Soviet Union, and both of these men, over the years, formed a deep friendship with Daisaku Ikeda, the current president of the Soka Gakkai Internationalthe largest Buddhist lay organization in the world now, with 12, members in countries and territories around the globe. In the book, the two men trade views on everything from politics to literature to philosophy to religion and history.
The title The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years, taken from the poem "Unique Days" " " by Boris Pasternakused for the magazine version Novy Mir11,was also criticized as too complicated, and the first "book-size" version of the novel was printed in Roman-Gazeta in a censored form under the title The Buranny Railway Stop.
Throughout the trek, Yedigei recounts his personal history of living in the Sary-Ozek steppes along with pieces of Kazakh folklore. Sary-Ozek or Russified form "Sarozek", used interchangeably in the novel is also the name of a fictional cosmodrome.
Plot summary[ edit ] The novel begins with Yedigei learning about the death of his longtime friend, Kazangap. Initially, Yedigei recalls how he had fought in World War II but had been dismissed from duty due to shell shock. As a result, he was sent to work on the railway. Through his work, he met Kazangap, who convinced him to move to what would become his permanent home, the remote Boranly-Burannyi junction, from which he gained his namesake.
Kazangap and Yedigei become dear friends, and Kazangap eventually gives Yedigei the gift of a camel, named Karanar, which becomes legendary across the Sarozek because of its strength and vitality. At the end ofAbutalip and Zaripa Kuttybaev move to Boranly-Burranyi junction with their two young sons.
They initially have a hard time adjusting to living on the Sarozek because of the harsh environment; however, they eventually become adjusted.
Before relocating, both had been school teachers. Abutalip also fought in the war and had been taken prisoner by the Germansbut he escaped and fought with the Yugoslav partisan army.
Nevertheless, upon his return to the Soviet Union he still retained the stigma of having been a prisoner of war and was often relocated because of political reasons. To leave a personal account of his experiences for his children and also to maintain his faculties amid the desolate Sarozek, Abutalip takes to writing about his time as a prisoner of war, his escape, and fighting for the partisans; he also records the various legends told to him by Yedigei.
Unfortunately for him, these activities are discovered during a routine inspection of the junction and reported to higher authorities.
The denizens of Boranly-Burannyi and Abutalip are interrogated by the tyrannical Tansykbaev, and he is deemed counterrevolutionary. In due Soviet process, he is taken away and unheard of for a long time. He eventually becomes fond of Zaripa from spending so much time with her and her children, but she does not return his affection and moves away one day when Yedigei travels to another junction to fetch his wandering camel.
In consequence, Yedigei projects his anger onto Karanar by maiming him until he runs away again, only to later return famished and dilapidated. Abutalip is declared "rehabilitated," and Yedigei also learns that Zaripa has remarried and has once more begun working as a school teacher.
Near the end of the story, the group that set out to bury Kazangap has nearly reached the Ana-Beiit cemetery. However, they are hindered in their journey by a barbed wire fence erected in the middle of their route. Resolved to go around it, they travel along it toward another road only to reach a check-point manned by a young soldier.
To their dismay, they are told that access beyond the fence is prohibited, but the soldier calls his superior to see if an exception can be made. It is then that Yedigei learns that the superior is named Tansykbaev but discovers that this is a different man from the one previously known.
They decide to bury Kazangap near a precipice on the Sarozek. Yedigei, most adamantly, makes them promise to bury him next to Kazangap since he is the oldest and the most likely to die next. He decides to return to the check-point in order to vocalize his anger at the guard, but a series of rockets are launched into space from within the fenced area before he reaches the check-point, sending Yedigei, Zholbars, and Karanar running off into the Sarozek.
Launches, though infrequent, are not unusual to Yedigei, but this one in particular is because he had no prior knowledge of it. Generally, such occasions heralded pompous celebration, but this one had not. This launch, and the circumstances surrounding it, have been kept secret from the public, and an American launch from Nevada occurs at the same time.Chyngyz Aitmatov (Kyrgyz: Чыңгыз Айтматов, Çıñğız Aytmatov, چىڭعىز ايتماتوۋ [tʃɯŋˈʁɯs ɑjtˈmɑtəf]; Russian: Чинги́з Тореку́лович Айтма́тов, Chingiz Torekulovich Aytmatov) (12 December – 10 June ) was a Soviet and Kyrgyz author who wrote in both Russian and lausannecongress2018.come works: Jamila.
Chingiz Aitmatov - World Literature - is a resource for students who seek information beyond the simple biographical details of an author’s life or a brief overview of the author’s major works. Chingiz Aitmatov's "Jamilia" Information and Questions for Reading. Chingiz Aitmatov was the best-known Kyrgyz writer in the Soviet era, born in Pravda, (Russian: “Truth”) newspaper that was the official organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from to After the collapse of the Soviet Union, numerous publications and Web sites continued under the Pravda name.
Chingiz Aitmatov He was also the ambassador for Kyrgyzstan to the European Union, NATA, and UNESCO. He was born in and spent much of his life under Communism. Chinghiz Aitmatov was the most celebrated representative of Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked, mountainous nation of five million people in the heart of Central Asia and a Soviet republic until Aitmatov is revered for building a bridge between the world of traditional Kyrgyz folklore and modern Eurasian literature.