Stone Dreams Mikayil Analysis

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Minor literature is the literature of minorities written in a major language. According to Deleuze and Guattari, it no more points out specific written works but reflects revolutionary conditions for each writing at the core of established literature (3). In his essay “The Stone Dreams scandal: the Nagorny Karabakh conflict and Armenian-Azerbaijan relations in contemporary literature” Mikayil Mamedov makes an analysis of Akram Aylisli’s controversial novel “Stone Dreams”, which suggests that it has characteristics of minor literature. Thus, Aylisli’s novel has a revolutionary potential as it expresses the author’s minor political position and his ideas about the community with which only a few people agree in Azerbaijan. In contrast to many views, Mamedov thinks that Aylisli has not betrayed his country, and he just touched on a taboo. By examining other writings concerning the same topic, the author expresses how influential the literature is in solving conflicts. Mamedov provides convincing arguments about the major cause of “Stone Dreams” scandal and the influence of such literary works on conflicts. However, some points that he claims are biased and not strong enough to justify his argument that “Stone Dreams” was not a biased novel. This essay looks into Mamedov’s claims and examines the strength of his supporting evidences. In his essay “The Stone Dreams scandal: the Nagorny Karabakh conflict and Armenian-Azerbaijan relations in contemporary literature” (2014) Mikayil
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