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Kozy Korpesh and Bayan-sulu

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Kozy Korpesh and Bayan-sulu

  Kozy Korpesh and Bayan-sulu: the Kazakh folk, lyric and epical poem/ prosaic versification of Satimzhan Sanbaev. - Alma-Ata, Zhalyn , 1984

  Kozy Korpesh and Bayan-sulu is the most common lyric poem of the Kazakh people. The first record of one of its versions was made for A.S. Pushkin and preserved in his archive. At the end of the last century, the famous explorer of Central Asia and Kazakhstan G.N. Potanin wrote:

  " ... The favorite story that knows the whole steppe from Orenburg to Zaysan, and top Kazakh ethics, is the story of Belle Bayan-Sulu, who fell in love with Kozy Korpesh ...”

   The story of a tragic love, it was passed down over the centuries by word of mouth and could be compared now with the famous love story of Romeo and Juliet, it went through several editions in the Kazakh and Russian languages.

  The readers have a prosaic versification of lyrical and epical poem.

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