Captive of an Idea

“The Captive of the Idea” is a short story by Armenian writer, dramatist Alexander Shirvanzade. Alexander Movsesyan, better known by his pen name Alexander Shirvanzade was an Armenian playwright and novelist. He brought to fruition the social realist school blossoming in the Caucasus and particularly in Azerbaijan promoted by the philosopher and playwright Mirza Fatali Akhundov. Working first as a clerk and then as an accountant for oil companies, Shirvanzade saw first-hand the social impact of industrialized oil production. He turned his shock and anger into a literature of protest, writing in many genres: novels, plays, short stories, and newspaper articles.

Category Tale (351)
Language Armenian
Duration 0h : 56m
Age recommendation 16-120
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