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Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili – The Exotocism and Eroticism of the City: The “Kinto” and his City

Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili – The Exotocism and Eroticism of the City: The “Kinto” and his City

At the center of the postsocialist mythological space of Old Tbilisi there are two 19th century figures, the kinto (Georgian k’int’o, the urban street peddler) and the qarachogheli (urban guild… Read more »

Florian Mühlfried – Banquets, Grant-Eaters and the Red Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet Georgia

Florian Mühlfried – Banquets, Grant-Eaters and the Red Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet Georgia

In many societies banquets are powerful tools for expressing, attributing and manipulating national identity. Additionally, they often function as social markers of individual passages like birth, baptism and marriage. Banquets are ruled… Read more »

Rebecca Gould – Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems by Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili and Galaktion Tabidze

Rebecca Gould – Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems by Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili and Galaktion Tabidze

This feature section, originally published in the literary journal Metamorphoses, introduces the poets Titsian Tabidze, Galaktion Tabidze, and Paolo Iashvili to an English readership. These three major exponents of the… Read more »

Robert P. Blake, Georgian Secular Literature: Epic, Romance, and Lyric (1100-1800)

Robert P. Blake, Georgian Secular Literature: Epic, Romance, and Lyric (1100-1800)

Georgian secular literature is almost as untrodden a field as Georgian theological production during the Middle Ages. While rather more secular texts have been published, only one of these has come out in… Read more »

Zurab Avalishvili – T’eimuraz and his poem: The Martyrdom of Queen K’et’evan

Zurab Avalishvili – T’eimuraz and his poem: The Martyrdom of Queen K’et’evan

The importance of the poem in Georgian literature is indisputable. I t is probably the first example of a poetical treatment of a lively historical Georgian theme-no small achievement of… Read more »

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