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literature & poetry

05/06/2021

TBILISI- WORLD BOOK CAPITAL

The project of World Book Capital was launched by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2001 to promote books and support development of the publishing industry.

25/05/2021

MAY 26 IS THE DAY

According to classic writer Alexandre Kazbegi (1848-1893): “Dark and withdrawn winter has long since passed, and taken with it the lead-colored clouds associated with sadness.”

13/04/2021

THE GEORGIAN ALPHABET

On March 19, 2015, the “Living Culture of the Three Types of the Ancient Georgian Alphabet'' was awarded the status of the National Intangible Heritage Monument.

17/03/2021

THE WRITER'S ROOM/ PECULIARITIES OF WRITING HABITS

The Georgian writers of old times had different working conditions. Of course, some of them were very rich, like the General and poet Grigol Orbeliani were very rich, some of them belonged to the middle-class, while others, like Vazha-Pshavela were quite poor and only survived thanks to their peasant work or as one would say in those times, “operated the hoe”, were quite poor.

12/02/2021

ATINATI POETRY - WEEK OF POETRY

Poetry is a space, independent and free of terrestrial norms and frames. It is a space, where borders are set up by poets themselves.

29/12/2020

NEW YEAR'S EVE

With the advent of New Year’s Eve, just at the close of day, doors would come ajar all over Tbilisi. Word had it that the good old breeze—that spirit, that pleasant sensation, that brisk, ethereal waft of luck would appear at dusk and glide gently door to door, into each household.

13/11/2020

THE KNIGHT IN THE PANTHER'S SKIN

Shota Rustaveli’s “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” is a poem that invites a reader to an adventure and exposure to the unknown and mysterious. This is a poem of a great hope for all mankind that “The evil is overcome by Good, for Its essence is infinite.”

20/10/2020

GURIAN DIARIES

As a friend of mine always says, there are two kinds of people in this world: Gurians, and everybody else. “Mind you,” he’ll then add, “Gurians aren’t descended from Egros, but from Kartlos, like most other Georgians”. And that’s what makes Guria a land of paradoxes, or paradoxical, if you will. More about that later. Guria truly is a beautiful place. It’s also the poorest place you’ve ever seen.

14/09/2020

ETYMOLOGY

The origin of Georgian words and the historical development of its meaning. Georgian Language is intrinsic to the expression of Georgian culture. It is the mean by which Georgian culture and its traditions and shared values may be conveyed and preserved.