Abay Kunanbayev span>
Abay Kunanbayev born (July 29) 10 August in 1845 Chingiz mountains of the Semipalatinsk region, in the family of a feudal lord Kunanbai Uskenbaeva. His family was aristocratic, because Abay received a broad education. He attended a madrassa — a Muslim school, is a both a high school and seminary. In addition, Abai was a student and regular Russian schools.
The formation of his world view, on the one hand, have the greatest influence of the Eastern thinkers and poets (Ferdowsi, , Nizami, Fuzuli, Ibn Sina), and on the other — Russian classics. Through the medium of Russian literature, he became acquainted with the literature of Western Europe.
Abay found his calling was to acquaint his people with the achievements of Western culture. He acted as an interpreter and popularizer of western literature. Among his translations: Poems , fable 623 Krylov, poem 598 Pushkin «Eugene Onegin», poems and .
Abay acted as a reformer of poetry, creating new poetic meters. He also invented new forms: six-and octave.
monument to Abai in BaykonurePoet was not indifferent to the problems of contemporary Kazakh society. He was deeply touched the social evil and ignorance.
Abai wrote about 170 poems, some poems. The most famous of his works was the poem "