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

„Undertakings Brought from Russia“ – Lado Kotetishvili’s Short Story Gveltucha

Tamar Sharabidze
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2023-12-11


  • Lado Kotetishvili,
  • realism,
  • bolshevism


Lado Kotetishvili, whose works were created in the 30s of the 20th century and which are mainly modernist, told his wife before his death never to publish them. His wife and children fulfilled his wish, but in the end, the generation of grandchildren considered it necessary to publish the writings of Lado Kotetishvili in memory of their grandfather. The response exceeded their expectations. Lado Kotetishvili’s works will attract many researchers and the writer will definitely be included in the textbook of the history of new Georgian literature because of his special style and worldviews.