Vol. 16 (2023): XVI International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Criticism Socialist Realism in Literature and Art
Inter-Textualism and Postmodernism

These Texts Will be Saved by Readers

Gia Arganashvili
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2023-12-11


  • Socialist realism,
  • Literary tradition,
  • Soviet era,
  • Artistic text


Texts that were created as examples of socialist realism in the Soviet era have two meanings today. First, their literary value and the recognition that, despite the ideological meaning, they carry a certain artistic value.

Simultaneously, these texts have a historical significance, because in order to analyze the past, the literary heritage is given an immeasurably high price.

At the same time, rereading social realist texts requires us to recognize the special function of a language, to understand the reader's participation in the process of text creation and to consider the literary tradition.