National existence in the cycle of R. Otarbayev’s stories "Gosters from China"

Keywords: Kazakh culture and literature, folklore, Sufi tradition, symbol, national image of the world, R. Otarbaev.


The object of the article is traditional and artistic Kazakh culture. The subject is the manifestation of the national tradition in the story "White Heavenly Butterflies" from the cycle "Hotels from China" by the modern Kazakh writer Rakhimzhan Otarbaev.  The material for the article is the creative heritage of the writer.  Much attention is paid to the folklore and Sufi traditions in the work, which are expressed both explicitly and implicitly.  The research methodology is reduced to a holistic ontohermeneutical analysis aimed at highlighting the folklore, ethnographic paradigm of this story.  Much attention is paid to the musical code in the story, since for the Kazakh culture music is the primary element from which the universe, the world tree, is born.  The results of the study are to identify the cultural potential of the story of a modern Kazakh writer for further study of the national image of the world of Kazakhstan.  The results of the work can also be used in teaching courses on the culture and literature of the peoples of Russia and the CIS countries, cultural studies, and philosophy.


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Author Biographies

Marianna A. Dudareva, RUDN University, Russian Federation.

Doctor of Culturology, Candidate of Philology, docent, Russian Language Department No. 2, Institute of the Russian language, RUDN University, Russian Federation.

Manshuk T. Mukasheva, Atyrau State University named after H. Dosmukhamedov, Kazakhstan.

Candidate of Philological, Head of the Department of Journalism, Atyrau State University named after H. Dosmukhamedov, Kazakhstan.


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How to Cite
Dudareva, M. A., & Mukasheva, M. T. (2022). National existence in the cycle of R. Otarbayev’s stories "Gosters from China". Amazonia Investiga, 11(53), 332-335.