(pseudonym of Mir Dzhalal Ali ogly Pashaev). Born Apr. 13 (26), 1908, in Ardebil’, presentday Iran. Soviet Azerbaijan author and literary critic. Honored Scientific Worker of the Azerbaijan SSR. Doctor of philological sciences (1947). Member of the CPSU (1944).
Mir Dzhalal is the son of a peasant. In 1935 he graduated from the department of philology at a pedagogical institute in Baku. He was first published in 1928.
Mir DzhalaPs works include the historical novels Man Resurrected (1935; Russian translation, 1938), A Young Man’s Manifesto (1937–39; Russian translation, 1946; Prize of the Lenin Komsomol of Azerbaijan, 1968), and Where Do the Roads Lead? (1957; Russian translation, 1966); the social novels The Open Book (1944), Of the Same Age (1948), and A New City (1951); short stories and satirical and humorous stories, such as the collections Growth (1935), The Wounds of the Motherland (1943), and A Word About Humanity (1961); and the works of literary criticism The Poetical Peculiarities of Fizuli (1940), The Craftsmanship of Fizuli (1958), and The Realism of Mamedkulizade (1970). Mir Dzhalal has been awarded three orders and a number of medals.
WORKSSechilmish äsärläri, parts 1–4. Baku, 1967–68.
In Russian translation:
Rasskazy. Moscow, 1950.
REFERENCESOcherk istorii azerbaidzhanskoi sovetskoi literatury. Moscow, 1963.
Teimurova, N. M. Mir Dzhalal: Bibliografiia. Baku, 1968.
L. G. MKRTCHIAN