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Chingiz Aitmatov's Grand Narrative

Chingiz Aitmatov's Grand Narrative
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Author(s): Ömer Çakın (Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey) and Mehmet Akif Günay (Gümüşhane University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 20
Source title: Handbook of Research on Narrative Interactions
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Recep Yilmaz (Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4903-2.ch004

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Abstract

Beyond political and cultural criticisms, grand narratives have the authority to disclose real facts. This authority is most effective in the field of culture. Grand narratives are the universal presentation of local culture. In a culture dominated by grand narratives, the dominant ideology of the regime is to control knowledge. Grand narratives play a role in generalizing and transferring information skillfully while describing the contemporary situation. A novelist was defined as a mirror reflecting the period and society in which he lived. Likewise, Chingiz Aitmatov tried to depict the political, social, and cultural structure of his period, and accordingly, formed his own grand narrative. The author skillfully revealed the facts of the period regarding the Marxist tradition and described the social, cultural, and political structure of the period using a tentative language in parallel with the facts such as analogy, myth, and legend.

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