Influential Russian Press Carries Pieces of Contemporary Azerbaijan Poetry in Distinctive Page

Influential Russian Press Carries Pieces of Contemporary Azerbaijan Poetry in Distinctive Page

Russia's weekly Literaturnaya Gazeta has carried “Modern Azerbaijan Literature” in a distinct page, dedicated to contemporary Azerbaijan literature. It is part of the Azerbaijan Translation Centre’s project to promote Azerbaijan literature worldwide.

The double-page issue that came out on April 11 covers Come Back, The Stone, Mothers Cry by Ali Karim, The Rock, Chopin, The Day is Dawning by Vagif Samadoghlu, The Sky Would Keep No Stone, The Moonlight by Ramiz Rovshan, and The Sea Climbing Up to the Sky, We are Strangers, Life Goes On by Vagif Bayatly. The pieces are preceded by a preface titled “The Poems that Come to Life”.

The preface provides details on the literary activity of each prominent poet for the Russian broader readership, and as a whole, it can be seen as an important event for Azerbaijan literature. “The interest in their poetry comes from a new individualistic consciousness and freedom of the style. It was a period when the pathos reached its extreme level, and it was replaced by novelty and diversity of creative searches. It wasn’t a mechanical repel of inertness of that period, but it was the period that earned popularity for the poets, and initially it was an opportunity for these poets to enlarge their scope of talent and potential abilities. While reading these poems, willingly or unwillingly, Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s remarks 'poems are not written, they come to life' come to our mind, " the preface says.    

 

Gallery

AND OTHER...

  • Kazakhstan Literature Hub Shares Mammad Araz Kazakhstan Literature Hub Shares Mammad Araz

    Adebiportal.kz, a frequently visited literature portal based in Kazakhstan, has posted verses by Mammad Araz, including My Inspiration and Like Fire, Like Water (in Russian translation).

  • Marquez’s Two-Volume Selected Works Out Now Marquez’s Two-Volume Selected Works Out Now

    The Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC) is pleased to announce the release of Selected Works in two volumes, by Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist and one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. It is the next edition of a 150-volume series “Pearls of World Literature” in Azerbaijani translation, launched by AzSTC.

  • Spanish-Language Literature Hub Shares Azerbaijan Poetry Spanish-Language Literature Hub Shares Azerbaijan Poetry

    Marruecos.ma, a crowd-pleasing Spanish-language literary portal based in Morocco, has posted in Spanish translation the poems - Farewell by Adil Mirseyid and Face to Face with the Hangman by Hamid Herischi. The page also provides information on the authors.