CULTURE


Kamal Abdulla’s “The incomplete manuscript” presented in London

Baku, November 28 (AZERTAC). Azerbaijani writer Kamal Abdulla’s novel “The incomplete manuscript” published in English has been presented in London, UK.

The presentation ceremony was organized by the European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) at the “Waterstones” Book Club.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to the Great Britain Fakhraddin Gurbanov provided an insight into the career of the writer, saying Kamal Abdulla is not only one of the leading Azerbaijani writers, but also is a great critic.

He noted that the novel has already been translated into the Russian, Arabic, French, Kazakh, Portuguese, Turkish and other languages and published in a number of countries.

Addressing the event Kamal Abdulla thanked the Azerbaijani Embassy in the UK and TEAS, who supported the publication of the novel in London.

The writer also spoke of the importance of the novel’s historical content.

Translator of the “The Incomplete Manuscript” Anne Thompson also delivered a speech at the presentation ceremony, noting in "The Incomplete Manuscript", the contemporary Azerbaijani writer Kamal Abdulla turns to the very origins of Azerbaijani literature, the heroic legend "The Book of Dada Gorgud". This ancient epos is a national heritage of Azerbaijani people, so the interpretation of the plot and motif of "Dada Gorgud" in it is quite a daring literary venture. Through a peculiar intellectual game Kamal Abdulla was able to depict the modern representation of this historical material.

 

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