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2023. no 2. Ismail Kerimov

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Literary and cultural chracter
of Cemil Seitabla Kermenchikli (1891–1942) (part 2)

Ismail Kerimov
Fevzi Yakubov Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University;
Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences

Abstract. Cemil Kermenchikli is one of the brightest Crimean Tatar poets of the early twentieth century, who played a significant role in the development of the national poetic word in the Crimea. On the basis of new materials recently discovered both in the central and in the repositories of regional libraries in Russia, the article reveals new facets of his work and introduces many clarifications into the development of the author’s scientific biography. Attention is paid to the rich journalistic component of his work. The appendix to the article contains unknown poetic works of the author relating to the period of the First World War.

Keywords: Crimean Tatar poetry of the beginning of the 20th century, poetic type of Cemil Kermenchikli, new materials of the Crimean Tatar poetic creativity

For citation: Kerimov I.A. Literary and cultural character of Cemil Seitabla Kermenchikli (1891–1942) (part 2). Krymskoe istoricheskoe obozrenie=Crimean Historical Review. 2023, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 124–132. DOI: 10.22378/kio.2023.2.124-132 (In Crimean Tatar)


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About the author: Ismail A. Kerimov – Dr. Sci. (Philology), Professor, Director of the Scientific Research Institute of the Crimean Tatar philology, history and culture of the Crimea ethnic groups, Fevzi Yakubov Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University (295015, Uchednyy lane, 8, Simferopol, Russian Federation); Leading Research Fellow of the Crimean Scientific Center, Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (420111, Baturin Str., 7A, Kazan, Russian Federation);

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