Monday, 21 April 2014

Diana Vachnadze (დიანა ვაჩნაძე), Shota Yatashvili (შოთა ჯათაშვილი)

Diana entered the literature as an author of erotic lyric poetry and later, she surprised the audience with her novel "Nata or New Juliet" (ნატა ანუ ახალი ჟიული). The book consists of heroine's letters, poetry, dreams, different authors' essays and, as the novel was published in instalments, reviews on book itself. One literary critic has even become one of her literary characters. There is one more interesting thing regarding Vachnadze – Diana Vachnadze is just a pseudonym and the real author's name is Shota Yatashvili (http://magazines.russ.ru/druzhba/2004/3/iat23.html), a famous poet and laureate of many literary awards. He is also famous for his writing "Sick City", a shocking story about a young murderer in a city which is infected with a horrible disease.

6 comments:

Peter Hanúsek said...

Diana Vachnadze-Shota Yatashvili:Here you can find sample of his production named My story of chess.Enjoy http://wordswithoutborders.org/article/my-story-of-chess

Kristína Pabišová said...

short biography, list of his poets, prosaic collections, awards etc.
http://translationlab.ge/authors/shota-iatashvili/

Kristína Pabišová said...

translation one of his poem "LEARN ME BY HEART" (Unfortunately, I dont know the original name.)
There is also a video with his public performing of this poem.
http://poetrydepot.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/shota-iatashvili/

Kristína Pabišová said...

"Shota Iatashvili about Tbilisi"
Short stories and poems translated from Georgian by Elizabeth Heighway.

http://www.citybooks.eu/en/cities/citybooks/p/detail/where-edges-meet

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Jana Harmatová said...

From 1993-97 he worked as an editor at the Republic Centre of Literary Critics (on the literary newspapers Rubikoni (Rubicon) and Mesame gza (Third Way)). He was an editor-in-chief of the newspaper Alternative issued by Caucasian House and from 1998 he was an editor of the publishing house Caucasian House. Currently, he is an editor-in-chief of the journal Akhali saunje (New Treasure).
http://www.lit-across-frontiers.org/profiles/shota-iatashvili/