EVOLUTION OF THE NATIONAL HERO IMAGE IN THE BASHKIR NOVEL
Khasanov Rishat Faukatovich Bashkir State University (Branch) in Birsk
Abstract. The article analyzes the Bashkir historical novel from the viewpoint of creating a national hero image. The study focuses on the novels of Soviet and post-Soviet writers - A. Tagirov, I. Nasyri, G. Khairi, Ya. Khammatov, F. Isyangulov, R. Baimov, G. Khisamov. Analyzing their creative work the author traces the evolution of the Bashkir leader Zeki Velidi’s image, his transformation from an anti-hero to a protagonist, the process of the writers’ liberation from the false conception, from ideological stereotypes. A comparative-contrastive analysis allows the author to identify the specificity of the creative manner of a certain writer, to establish his role in the artistic interpretation of the hero’s personality.