Monday, 21 April 2014

Lasha Bugadze (ლაშა ბუგაძე) 
source: http://burusi.wordpress.com/literature/lasha-bugadze/

Lasha is an author of numerous novels and plays. “Bughadze focuses his critical and ironic attention on inter-generational relationships and describes situations in which people fall victim to their prejudices, rigid ideas or stereotypes.“ (http://gratzfeld.ch/pages/en/authors/
laschabughadse.php) His last work is "The Literature Express" (ლიტერატურული ექსპრესი) but he firstly drew attention with a scandalous story - "The First Russian" (პირველი რუსი). “Novel on Queen Tamar led to an uproar for its graphic portrayal of intimacy between the Georgian queen and her Russian husband” (http://rustaveli.tripod.com/lithistory.html), Yury Bogolyubsky – the prince of Novgorod. The story “outraged many conservatives and triggered a nationwide controversy, including heated discussions in the media, the Parliament of Georgia and the Patriarchate of the Georgian Orthodox Church.“(Spurling, A.: The Georgian Literary Scene, International Pen, PEN Bulletin of Selected Books 53-54, 2003) Author himself declares that he had been led by satanic forces during his work on this story and that is why the book starts in the end and readers are forced to read it in the wrong way.

10 comments:

Kristína Ševečková said...

Translation of his book "The Literature Express" into English (2014) http://www.typographicalera.com/new-translation-week-january-7th-2014/#more-25329

Kristína Ševečková said...

A review of this book (The Literature Express): http://www.complete-review.com/reviews/georgia/bugadzel.htm

Peter Hanúsek said...

Short voice record of Lasha Bugadze from english BBC speaking about winning 1.st price in International Playwriting Competition-its all in English
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/arts/2011/11/111130_international_playwriting_competition_2011_interview_lasha_bugadze.shtml

Vanesa Csengodyová said...

http://www.theshortform.com/story/sins-of-the-wolf

Lucia Vavrovičová said...

Od 2.-8.10. bolo v gruzínskom hlavnom, ale aj v niekoľkých iných mestách, možné vidieť na Gruzínskej prehliadke divadiel takmer 40 rôznych divadelných predstavení v podaní slávnych gruzínskych režisérov. Medzi nimi bola aj jedna z najznámejších hier z pera Laša Bugadzeho – Acha-Bacha alebo Delirium Comicus. V hlavných úlohách sa predviedli známi herci, ako Beso Zanguri, či Tea Šarvašidze.

Lucia Vavrovičová said...

'The Literature Express' by Lasha Bugadze (translated from Georgian by Maya Kiasashvili) has been recently nominated for The 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

Kristina Tapakova said...

Lasha Bugadze was born in 1977 in Tbilisi. He is a playwright, novelist, newspaper columnist, and television and radio announcer. He has authored four novels and numerous plays; his works have been published in Georgian, Russian, Armenian, French, German, Polish, and English. In 2011, he received the first prize in the BBC Radio Playwriting Competition for his play Navigator. Another of his plays, The President Has Come To See You, was performed in London Royal Court Theatre in 2013, the first Georgian play to have been staged in Britain. His story “The Sins of the Wolf” appeared in Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2013.

http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en/Contributors/334450/Lasha-Bugadze

Dominika Praženicová said...

I found a interview with award-winning Georgian playwright Lasha Bugadze about his new play ‘The President Has Come to See You’ – currently on at London’s Royal Court Theatre. He tells how war affects a people and its artists, among other things.

READ ABOUT IT HERE

Lucia Vavrovičová said...

Lasha Bugadze is a writer based in Tbilisi, Georgia. His previous credits include Otari, Nugzar and the Mephistopheles and Naphthaline. He is also the author of numerous novels, essays and short stories and has received a number of awards in his native country. The President Has Come To See You was developed on 2011 Royal Court International Residency and was first staged as a rehearsed reading at the Royal Court in March 2013, as part of the Royal Court’s season of New Plays from Georgia and Ukraine.

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Paťa Patz. said...

"Literárny expres" - Román o literatúre a spisovateľoch - presnejšie, neznámych a podpriemerných autoroch, cestujúcich spolu. Literárna asociácia pozvala spisovateľov rôznych národností na seminár a príbeh sleduje ich cestu vlakom naprieč Európou v literárnom exprese - vlaku špeciálne vypravenom na seminár. Román opisuje egocentrizmus autorov a ich neschopnosť medzi sebou komunikovať. Sú vykreslení ako introspektívni, bez náznaku záujmu o dielo kolegov. Román je reflexiou na literatúru a neúspešných autorov. Hlavná postava je gruzínsky spisovateľ; v srdci románu je jeho láska k žene jeho poľského prekladateľa. Avšak, romanca je rovnako nešťastná, ako pokusy hrdinu o literárnu činnosť. Na konci fascinujúcej púte do Európy vysvitne, že všetci píšu v literárnom exprese nové knihy. Pozrime sa, ako sa zadari nášmu Gruzíncovi...
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