Gurbannazar Ezizov, Master of the new Turkmen Poetry

19 November 2021

In his essay «Yuriy Ryabinin and Gurbannnazar Ezizov» Alexander Aborskiy wrote: «Ezizov made his great contribution into national poetry during that short period which gave him his destiny. The portrait of a real poet was preserved in the music of his poetry forever». (A.Аборский. Время оглянутъся. Москва, 1988, стр. 311)

Gurbannazar Ezizov was born in 1940 in the Sovutli Village of the Gokdepe etrap of the Akhal Velayat. Later, his family moved to Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. There he studied at school №29, at present this school has been named by his name. After finishing school he entered the faculty of Turkmen language and literature of the Magtymguly Turkmen State University, because still when he studied at school he began writing poems and beginning from 1955 his poems were published in the newspapers and magazines. After becoming the student of the university he paid much attention to his creative work. At that time he translated the works by Russian poets such as Pushkin, Lermontov, Tyutchev, Nikitin, Fet, Ogaryov and others into Turkmen. The work on translation was a kind of a creative school for him.

Romanguly MUSTAKOW,
Head of the Foreign Literature Department of the Magtymguly Turkmen State University, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor.
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