International Association for Assistance to the Abaza-Abkhazian ethnos «Alashara»

The Mira Sakhat-Gerievna Tlyabicheva. "...Wishes to enter the Literary Institute"

Мира Сахат-Гериевна Тлябичева.  «…Желает поступить в Литературный институт»


This article continues a series of publications on the role of the literature institute  in the lives of Abaza poets.

In the summer of 1961, when M. H. Chikatuev was graduated from the Literary institute, M. S.-G. Tlyabicheva entered the same institute. A symbolic roll call: one of the Abaza left a prestigious Moscow University, and another representative of the same people have crossed its threshold...

 And that circumstance that Mira Sakhat-Gerievna largely repeated the history of Chikatuev passage to the Institute named after Gorky attracts attention: and as he, after completing her studies at aul seven-year school, she moved to the regional boarding school in Cherkessk (1957), received a high school diploma, decided to enter the philological faculty of the Karachay-Cherkess pedagogical Institute (1960), and after the first year (1961) she entered and continued her studies at the Literary Institute...

And here, as in the case of Michael Khadgievich, everything was not simple: the positive decision need to collect a few objectives and recommendations. The first "school" – characteristics, written in beautiful calligraphy, was presented Mira-the student: that she studied on "4" and "5" and for good study received gratitude and valuable gifts from the teaching staff; she was fond of chemistry, she took an active part in the work of historical and literary circles, had a modest, hardworking character, proved to be a reliable companion.

The second - "production" – characteristics, issued by the head of collective farm, focused on Mira`s work in the student brigade, where she showed her love and affection to agricultural labor, an honest and conscientious attitude to work, with the result that the managers have achieved high levels of productivity: 100 quintals of maize per hectare. There was also a discipline, Mira`s demands to herself and comrades, active participation in social life of school, and for this she has earned respect as members of student teams, and all students.

Komsomol characteristics of the Karachay-Cherkess pedagogical Institute certified Mira as an active member of the Komsomol, who took part in all activities of the Komsomol Committee. "Among students of the Komsomol of our Institute com. Tlyabicheva is exceptional modesty and politeness. Com. Tlyabicheva constantly engaged in political self-education, learning well, enjoys well-deserved authority and respect of her comrades, she has no komsomol penalties".

The fourth opinion was most informative and revealed the identity of the poet in the creative aspect:

"Tlyabicheva Mira is one of the talented young artists of literature, the first female member of the Abazin, who tries her hand in poetry and prose.

When Mira was a pupil of the eighth form of the regional national boarding school she brought to the editor of the regional newspaper "Communism alashara" her short poems. They were about the homeland, the native school, work of student teams. A kind of children's humor, children's sincerity and simplicity - all combined in a short verse. But they lacked one skill. Writers have pointed out flaws in her poems, helped to understand them. The girl quickly caught all that was said by older. Every coming to the edition she brought a leaner <...> element in her poems. The best of them were published in the newspaper. Thus began her first acquaintance with the readers.

Her poems have been included in literary collections of "Bloom of spring" – 1958, "Flame mountains" – 1959, "Abazashta" – 1960.

Mira Tlyabicheva`s poems are distinctive. She has her own style, can catch the subtleties of nature, the freshness of events, always to emphasize and exalt the beauty of man, his labor and mind. <...> The last time a writer tries her hand in the field of prose. Her short stories "The plate", "Turkey", "Friend at the blackboard" and others reveal a deep psychology of children, their lives, their world. The author constantly seeks and finds new images, comparisons, successfully uses the proverb in her works.

Mira Tlyabicheva by her age and life experience is very young, but reading her works, we feel the talent that promises much good for the Abaza literature."

Note that the review was written by the head of the Abaza section of the regional branch of the Writers ' union B. Tkhitsukhov who was a young poet that time.

Among the documents of this kind apart is the appeal of the regional party Committee to the Secretary of the Union of writers of the USSR K. A. Fedin and Director of the Literary Institute Y. G. Laptev:

"Karachay-Cherkess regional Committee of the CPSU asks You to support the recommended candidate in Literary Institute named after Gorky a highland girl  Mira Sahat-Garievna Tlyabicheva. She is the only Abazin highland girl, who after graduating from high school began performing on the pages of regional newspapers and collections with her lyrical poems and children's stories in 1957.

Now, Mira Tlyabicheva study in the Karachay-Cherkessia pedagogical Institute <...>. Having a great desire to devote her life to literary work, wishes to enter the  Literary Institute named after A. M. Gorky.

Given that the multinational region of Karachay-Cherkessia has not yet any student of the highland girls in the College, we ask You to take her to study at the Literary Institute out of competition at the next intake of students in 1961".

The letter was signed by the second secretary of Karachay-Cherkess regional Committee of the CPSU Sh. Goshokov.

Studying these characteristics and recommendations, involuntarily pay attention to that how many organizations were involved in the fact that only one person was able to move from one University to another! Surprised the willingness of people of different profiles to respond, to support, to provide all possible assistance in the preparation of professional personnel for the national literature. This fact speaks volumes about how close attention was paid by Soviet society to the question of the development of regional literatures. In modern conditions we can only dream about such care.