Vol. 16 (2023): XVI International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism Socialist Realism in Literature and Art
Models and Forms of Socialist Realism

Literature Movements in Modern Azerbaijani Literature: After Socialist Realism

Elnara Garagyezova
ANAS, Literature İnstitute named after Nizami Ganjevi

Published 2023-12-11


  • Azerbaijani literature,
  • social realism,
  • movement,
  • political regime,
  • periodization


Social realism entered literary studies as a trend distinguished by its spatial limitation and political-authoritarian origin among the literary trends of the 20th century. The political authoritarian origin has led to the trend becoming one of the main attributes of the ideology of a certain, closed political regime and being associated with that regime. However, since the movement of social realism originated from a political source, not a literary one, it was created on the basis of a plan, in the form of a project, and the end of the regime resulted in the sudden deletion of the movement from the literary agenda before it completely passed the extinction phase.