Vol. 16 (2023): XVI International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism Socialist Realism in Literature and Art
Politics and Poetics of Socialist Realism

„Socialist Realism“ by Akaki Beliashvili (Based on Several Short Stories)

Maia Tsertsvadze
Georgian Technical University

Published 2023-12-11


  • socialist realism,
  • Akaki Beliashvili,
  • satirical short stories by Akaki Beliashvili,
  • soviet censorship,
  • history of literature


Georgian writer Akaki Beliashvili (1903-1961), like his colleagues of the Soviet era, managed to create several texts that went beyond the time-space conditions of the most difficult era and acquired more important meaning. They are distinguished from the Soviet conjunctural works by the fact that they do not belong only to the history of literature or are only the matter of its research, but they are actual even nowadays.

Our report, presented at the symposium, is dedicated to several such satirical short stories by Akaki Beliashvili– the writer who died tragically and whose 120th birthday we are celebrating this year.