Vol. 16 (2023): XVI International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism Socialist Realism in Literature and Art
Socialist Realism: Term, Process, Movement

Interpretations of the Reriod of "Thaw": Georgian Example

Mariam Miresashvili
სოხუმის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი

Published 2023-12-11


  • The,
  • Stalinist tropes,
  • anti-trope


The tendencies, which were typical for the Soviet literature of the thaw period, found their reflection in the creations of those Georgian writers who established themselves on literary arena in the 1960s. The writers of the “sixties” totally opposed to all that had become an unbearable anachronism of the outer reality: lie, institute of “social order”, Stalin’s “classicism”, and etc. At the same time, they were the first who managed to “break” through the normative aesthetics of socialist realism, cover the deficit of sincerity of feeling and truthfulness existing in Georgian literary space, change partially the Stalinist tropes established in previous decades.