The Place Of The Skull: Novel Chingiz Aitmatov

ISBN: 9785726100623

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310 pages


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The Place Of The Skull: Novel  by  Chingiz Aitmatov

The Place Of The Skull: Novel by Chingiz Aitmatov
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Aitmatov, a Kirghiz who writes fiction and drama in Russian, has tested the limits of discourse in the Soviet Union throughout his 30-year career. The publication last year of this stark novel was a triumph of glasnost- Time s purchase of serialMoreAitmatov, a Kirghiz who writes fiction and drama in Russian, has tested the limits of discourse in the Soviet Union throughout his 30-year career.

The publication last year of this stark novel was a triumph of glasnost- Time s purchase of serial rights to the translation assures that it will be widely discussed in the West as well. The book combines wildly disparate elements: plots about wolves displaced from their Central Asian habitat, a Russian holy fool in the great tradition who preaches a new Christianity and resists drug trafficking and animal slaughter, and the ordeal of an upright Kirghiz collective-farm shepherd. The Place of the Skull is Golgotha, and a Bulgakovian interview between Christ and Pilate lies at the heart of the novel.

Strangely enough, it works: the novel howls with all the grief and rage of its she-wolf protagonist.



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