Epoch Reality in Davit Turdospireli's Brief Fictional Narrative

Epoch Reality in Davit Turdospireli's Brief Fictional Narrative


  • Nino Kochloshvili Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University image/svg+xml




Davit Turdospireli, Georgian short prose, miniature


    Despite the strict canonical description for brief prose, Davit Turdospireli's brief fictional narrative not only give us a glimpse into the spiritual world of the writer and share his subjective feelings, but also clearly present a number of contemporary epochal problems of the writer.     Davit Turdospireli was involved in active social and political life from an early age, while still studying at the seminary, he edited the literary and journalistic magazine "Our flag" and the almanac "Pirveli Talva". Gendarmerie carefully followed the socio-political steps of the young writer. Davit Turdospireli's miniature prose echoes in many ways the historical-political and cultural-social existence of Georgians at the beginning of the twentieth century. The historical and political events in the country pushed the writer to different ways of disguising what he had to say. In some cases, he tried to show the way to salvation for the country that had been disenfranchised, and in some cases, he created works with almost the same title and completely different content. The reason for the distress revealed in the miniature by covering it with "withered leaves" is undoubtedly caused by the contemporary presence of the writer. In the miniature dated 1916, "Love", seemingly a searcher of the philosophy of love, who has not heard anything about its annals since the beginning of the world, calls the reader to enjoy the charm of freedom and selfless struggle to break the shackles of slavery.  The work on Davit Turdospireli's autographs has revealed a number of nuances characteristic of the writer's creative process. What is especially characteristic of his manuscripts, which are mostly black autographs and clearly show the writer's creative work process, are signed and undated by the author. We think that the writer deliberately did not date his manuscripts. As we have already mentioned, despite the fact that he tried to convey his message to the readers by various means, the undated manuscripts was probably one of the ways to protect free thought. Davit Turdospireli's miniatures, despite the persecution and harassment of free thought, interestingly reveal writer’s attitude to the historical and political existence of the country, at the same time, they also draw crystal paths for a better life of the country.


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How to Cite

Kochloshvili, N. (2023). Epoch Reality in Davit Turdospireli’s Brief Fictional Narrative. Transactions of Telavi State University, (1(35). https://doi.org/10.52340/tuw.2022.01.35.18