Questions tagged [georgian-language]

Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Georgian language, regardless of whether they were written or published in Georgia (in the Caucasus region) or elsewhere. Do not use this tag for (English) literature written during the reign of George V, king of England.

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Why would selling a thousand copies of a book get a bestseller rating?

Zaza's first published book sold a grand total of 400 copies. He was informed by his editor that books need to sell at least 1000 copies to get a bestseller rating. Why was that enough sales to be ...
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Why did Heinz evidently know so little about Georgia?

When Zaza is informed that he was selected to join The Literature Express in Lisbon, he wrote to the trip organizer, Heinz. Heinz wrote back with a letter that began, "Dear Mr. or Mrs. Zaza...&...
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Why did Zaza only "bid farewell" to the possibility of going to Moscow?

When Zaza was looking at the itinerary for the Literature Express, he noticed that Kaliningrad and Moscow were stops; he "immediately bade farewell" to Moscow since Georgians were denied ...
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Was Khavtasi a real person?

In The Literature Express, the narrator was asked by the Ministry of Culture to go on the Literature Express only after Khavtasi, a poet who is described as "senile", refused to go. Is ...
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Has "The Patricide" by Georgian author Alexander Kazbegi been published in translation in any other language than Georgian?

Searches in the catalogues of the British Library, the Bibliothèque Nationale in France, and the Library of Congress in the United States, as well as at Worldcat.com, didn't unearth anything to ...
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What are the elements from Chinese philosophy that can be found in Shota Rustaveli's poetry?

The German Wikipedia article about Shota Rustaveli, author of the Georgian medieval epic poem The Knight in the Panther's Skin claims, Seine Dichtung spiegelt chinesische, persische und griechische ...
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How long has The Knight in the Panther's Skin been considered a Georgian national epic?

Shota Rustaveli (c. 1160 – after c. 1220) was the author of "The Knight in the Panther's Skin, which is considered to be a Georgian national epic poem." The Wikipedia article about The ...
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Where does the known information about Elene Dariani/Bakradze come from?

Elene Dariani is said to be one of the most mysterious figures in Georgian literary history - quite an achievement for someone who died in 1979, in a literary tradition over a millennium and a half. ...
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