Amur-Sanan, Anton

Amur-Sanan, Anton Mudrenovich

 

Born Sept. 14 (26), 1888, in Bagaburulovskii Aimak (a Turkic and Mongolian clan administrative unit), now of Gorodovikovsk Raion of the Kalmyk ASSR; died Apr. 17, 1939. Soviet Kalmyk writer; public figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1918. Wrote in Russian.

Amur-Sanan studied at the Shaniavskii Public University in Moscow from 1915 to 1917. He participated in the struggle to establish the Soviet regime in Kalmykia. His chief work is the autobiographical story The Son of Mudresh (1925), which shows a man’s path from herdsman to state figure. The prerevolutionary Kalmyk village is depicted in his story “Aranzal” (1932). His first volume of stories, In the Steppes (incomplete), was published in 1935. Subjected to illegal repression, Amur-Sanan was posthumously rehabilitated.

WORKS

In Russian translation:
Mudreshkin syn: izbrannoe. Moscow, 1966.

REFERENCES

Kabachenko, E. T. Anton Amur-Sanan. Elista, 1967.
Dzhimgirov, M. Pisateli Sovetskoi Kalmykii: Biobibliografich. spravochnik. Elista, 1966.