The Reflection of Soviet Literature on Modern Altay Literature: Arina

Dilek I.

BILIG, no.57, pp.45-64, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 57
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-64


Soviet literature comprises not only Russian literature but also literatures created by all ethnic groups that constituted the USSR. Soviet literature draws attention because of the way it confines the creativity of the craftsman within specific borders and takes the principle of interest as its primary concern. Modern Altay literature emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century, and its most important works were produced after the Soviet Revolution. Arina, which is regarded as the first novel of modern Altay literature, is a work written in accordance with the basic principles of Soviet literature. This study investigates the way the principles of Soviet literature are reflected in Arina.