Akhundov, Suleiman Sani

Akhundov, Suleiman Sani

 

Born Sept. 21 (Oct. 3), 1875, in Shusha; died Mar. 29, 1939, in Baku. Azerbaijani Soviet writer. Graduated from the Goris Teachers’ Seminary. Taught and wrote textbooks.

Akhundov’s first satirical play, Money-Crabber (1899), ridiculed greediness. He exposed the bourgeois landowning classes in such stories as “Star of Freedom” (1905), “Nutmeg Flower” (1913), and “Mister Gray’s Dog” (1927). The plays Falcon Nest (1921), Love and Revenge (1922), and Devil (1922) depict the former life of the peasantry and revolutionary enthusiasm. Akhundov’s work was greatly influenced by the traditions of national realistic literature.

WORKS

Sechilmish äsärläri. Baku, 1951.
Kichik hekayälär. Baku, 1966.
In Russian translation: Chernushka. Baku, 1956.
Strashnye rasskazy. Baku, 1958.

REFERENCES

Arif, M. Literatura azerbaidzhanskogo naroda. Baku, 1958.
Väliyev, M. Süleyman Sani Akhundov. Baku, 1956.
Naghïyeva, J. S. S. Akhundov arkhivinin tä sviri. Baku, 1962.
Vä likhanov, N. Süleyman Sani Akhundov. Baku, 1968.

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