Beimbet Mailin

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Mailin, Beimbet Zharmagambetovich


Born Nov. 15, 1894; died Nov. 10, 1939. Soviet Kazakh writer. One of the founders of Soviet Kazakh literature. Member of the CPSU (1925).

Mailin, the son of a poor peasant, was born in Kustanai region. From 1913 to 1915 he studied in an Ufa madrasa. In 1915 he published the novella A Monument of Shugi about the tragic love of a girl from a Kazakh village. Mailin welcomed the Great October Socialist Revolution with enthusiasm. The builder of socialism became the hero of Mailin’s works. In the novella Raushan, a Communist Girl (1929), he described the path of a simple Kazakh girl to active social work. Socialist reforms in Kazakhstan are described in the novel Azamat Azamatych (1934). Mailin’s plays include Front (1933), The Customs of Taltanbai (1934; about collective farm construction), Amangel’dy (1935), and Zhalbyr (1936; about the events connected with the national liberation uprising in 1916 and the Civil War of 1918-20).


Tolïq jinaq, vols. 1-4. [Kyzyl-Orda—] Alma-Ata, 1933-36.
Shïgharmalar, vols. 1-6. Alma-Ata, 1960-64.
In Russian translation:
Povesti i rasskazy. Moscow, 1958.
Beren Povesti. Alma-Ata, 1964.


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