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Donald Rayfield – The Literature of Georgia: A History


The first comprehensive and objective history of the literature of Georgia, revealed to be unique among those of the former Byzantine and Russian empires, both in its quality and its 1500 years’ history 다운로드. It is examined in the context of the extraordinarily diverse influences which affected it – from Greek and Persian to Russian and modern European literature, and the folklore of the Caucasus 왕이 된 남자 다운로드.

Rayfield, D. (2000). The Literature of Georgia: A History. Routledge, Revised edition.

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Kevin Tuite – The Banner of Xaxmat’is-Jvari: Vazha-Pshavela’s Xevsureti

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The author examines Vazha’s nonfictional as well as fictional depictions of Xevsureti and the Xevsurs, with the aim of coming to a better understanding of what they represented for the writer who, more than any other, introduced them to a national readership 다운로드. He argues that Vazha deployed his portrayals of the Xevsurs, the most peripheral and “primitive” among the eastern Georgian mountain tribes, in two distinct domains, as regards both literary genre and mode of treatment: Whereas in his nonfiction writings Vazha sought to formulate a practical plan of development and action for the Georgian highlanders, in his major poetic works he explored the relation between the heroic individual and society in a mythic and aesthetic mode, culminating in the irreconcilable conflict between personal moral code and social obligations portrayed in “The Snake-eater”

Tuite, K. The banner of Xaxmat’is-Jvari: Vazha-Pshavela’s Xevsureti. In: Gamqreliże, E 다운로드. (Ed.). (2008). Der Dichter Vaza-Psavela: fünf Essays (Vol. 4). Königshausen & Neumann.