Ismailov, Esmagambet Samuratovich
Born Oct. 2 (15), 1911, in present-day Enbekshil’der Raion, Kokchetav Oblast; died Aug. 29, 1966, in Alma-Ata. Soviet critic and literary scholar; corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR (1958). Member of the CPSU from 1948.
Ismailov was the author of the collections of articles Criticism and the Work (1960) and Toward the New Borderline (1962); the monographs Akyns (Folk Poets and Singers, 1956; Russian translation, 1957) and Poet and Revolution (1964), about Saken Seifullin; and several sections in the History of Kazakh Literature (vols. 1–3; 1960–67).
WORKSIn Russian translation:
Poeticheskaia zhizn’. Alma-Ata, 1965.
V poiskakh novogo. Alma-Ata, 1967.