Saturday, February 27, 2016

Russian-Tatar Dictionary 1941

This is something beautiful.  It is a Russian-Tatar dictionary from 1941, with an old school ego autograph and 753 pages of the most beautiful language on Earth. I have several Tatar dictionaries, but this one is something special. Behold...

Zeyneb Biisheva - Eserler - Bashkir book

This is the first of five volumes.  This is most typical for books in California.  We never have all the volumes, usually only one in a series...  Turkic books are difficult to obtain.

Three Russian language Tatar textbooks

Growth of the Tatar language during the Soviet Era

This book is broken into volumes.  This is the volume for 1920-1930...
Another from David Bade's library...

Tatar Poetry during WW2

ҮРЛӘҮ - повестар - башкортостан

We're still wading through the David Bade books and here is another. It's a collection of Bashkir stories, written in Bashkir language itself.

ҮРЛӘҮ - повестар - башкортостан
1989 Ufa, Bashkortostan
304 pages
isbn 5-295-00291-8

Friday, February 12, 2016

1880 Kazan

Turkic Music at Amoeba

Amoeba records on Haight Street, in San Francisco has traditionally been a place where Tatar music is available.  I've purchased a couple of Zulya CD's and some mixed Tatar folk compilations over the years.  They have a Gubaidulina section.  Sadly, I predict their days are numbered. 

This is the closest thing I could find to Tatar music there during my last visit, with their selection getting a bit sparse. CD cover Gentleman looks Bashkir to me!  I did not purchase..

Fortunately, they still have about a half dozen Gubaidulina albums in stock and I was able to snag 4 for under 20 dollars. 

I'll keep you posted about the fate of Amoeba.