Ode to the Grand Spirit: A Dialogue

Ode to the Grand Spirit: A Dialogue

by Chingiz Aitmatov, Daisaku Ikeda
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845119878

ISBN-13: 9781845119874

Pub. Date: 06/15/2009

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

“There is life hidden within stones. Only we human beings can give meaning to all things in the cosmos through thought and words." With these haunting and resonant words did Kyrgyz writer and novelist Chingiz Aitmatov, who died in June 2008, summarize the dialogue that he undertook with leading Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda. Aitmatov is best known for his

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“There is life hidden within stones. Only we human beings can give meaning to all things in the cosmos through thought and words." With these haunting and resonant words did Kyrgyz writer and novelist Chingiz Aitmatov, who died in June 2008, summarize the dialogue that he undertook with leading Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda. Aitmatov is best known for his novella Jamila, on the publication of which he achieved great fame in the Soviet Union in 1958. But after the Soviet Union's collapse, this writer, who is often lauded as one of the great Soviet authors, felt that his work had been passed over. Ode to the Grand Spirit is both an enduring tribute to the thought of a powerful writer and a fascinating individual as well as a profound reflection on such themes of the process of literary creation, spiritual growth and the essence of humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845119874
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Series:
Echoes and Reflections Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

* Preface
• War, Literature and Youth
• On Literary Work
• The Long Road to the Self
• The Near and the Far
• New Thought and the Future
• After the August Coup

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