Questions tagged [the-literature-express]

"The Literature Express" (2009), a novel by Georgian author Lasha Bugadze. Use with the [lasha-bugadze] and [georgian-literature] tags.

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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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