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

Towards the Realities Revealing Socialist Realism in Georgian Poetry of the Soviet Period

Avtandil Nikoleishvili
Akaki Tsereteli State University

Published 2023-12-11


  • socialist realism,
  • government,
  • ideology,
  • communist party,
  • politics


Despite the repressive governance policy that the communists carried out in every direction since the first years of getting hold of the political power, at the initial stage of the sovietization of Georgia, they couldn’t completely come Georgian literature under the ideological influence. This situation has changed significantly since the 1930s, as the literature appeared in a strict ideological framework. The mentioned reality severely limited the process of free expression of opinion and almost all writers working in the mentioned period had to create artistic texts glorifying Soviet reality, which had a very negative impact on the literature.