On June 10, 2018, the book-illustrative exhibition "Umrbokiy asarlar muallifi" (the Author of immortal works) was opened in the reading room "Uzbekistan" of the National library of Uzbekistan. The exhibition, organized in pursuance of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated April 2, 2018 "on the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the great writer and public figure Chingiz Aitmatov", presents books, periodicals and photos dedicated to the life, creative activity and works of the writer.
People's writer of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aitmatov was born on December 12, 1928 in the village of Sheker Tellas region of Kyrgyzstan. His mother and grandmother, who lived in the mountain village, had a great influence on his development. Here Chinghiz spent the summer months. He listened to folk songs and fairy tales, participated in nomadic festivals.
Chingiz Aitmatov studied first at the Russian school, then at the Kyrgyz school. In 1956-1958 he studied at the Higher literary courses in Moscow. At the same time, his first literary steps appeared in local Newspapers and magazines. Returning home, he worked as an editor of the magazine "Literary Kyrgyzstan", a correspondent of the newspaper "Pravda" in Kyrgyzstan.
In 1958, the novel "Jamila" was published in the "New world", which gave the writer world fame, a story about the "illegal" love of a married Kyrgyz woman, written on behalf of a teenager. The next year it was translated into French by the famous writer Louis Aragon. Almost all works by Chingiz Aitmatov have been translated into Uzbek and published in Uzbekistan. He highly valued Uzbek literature, history and culture, made a great contribution to the preservation of peace and tranquility in our region, its future and prosperity, strengthening of friendship and harmony among our peoples and was active in protecting them from various contradictions and conflicts. Chingiz Aitmatov was awarded the orders of the Republic of Uzbekistan "Dustlik"(1995) and "Buyuk hizmatlari uchun" (1998). He was not only a famous Kyrgyz writer, but also a famous person all over the world. His works have been translated into many languages around the world and have been recognized by readers.
Visiting a book-illustrative exhibition "Umbokiy asarlar muallifi" (Author of the immortal works), dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the great writer and public figure Chingiz Aitmatov, library users became familiar with the works "Jamila", "Sarvkomar dilbarim" (My little poplar in a red scarf), "Butakuz" (Camel eyes), "Birinchi muallim" (The first teacher), "Momo yer" (Mother land), "Alvido, Hey Gulsary" (Farewell, Gulsary!), "OK KEMA" (The White ship), "Sohil yokalab chopayotgan olapar" (Spotted dog running at the edge of the sea), "Asrga tatigulik kun" (Longer than a century lasts the day), "Kiyomat" (Block), "Kassandra tamgasi" (Cassandra's Brand), "Chukkida qolgan ovchining oxu zori" (Crying hunter over the abyss).
Press service of the national library of Uzbekistan