Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore and Literary Text

Short Stories by Guram Rcheulishvili and Their Intertextual Connections with Fairy-Tales and Myth

Irine Manijashvili
Georgian National University

Published 2020-10-20


  • Mythology,
  • Foklore,
  • Paradigm


Intertextual connections with fairy-tales and myth are vividly seen in the stories by Guram Rcheulishvili. By using mythic paradigms, the writer creates multilayer literary characters and impressively depicts the struggle of heart and reason so characteristic of a man’s nature. In the work we will focus on three stories: ‘Batareka Chincharauli’, ‘The Dance
of Demons’ and ‘Dumb Akhmed and Life’’.

The writer breaks down the borders of time and space through the mythological and folklore paradigms. Eternal desire of a man’s reason to perceive hidden, unveil the mystery rises from the myth.

In the above-mentioned stories, the specificity of Guram Rcheulishvili’s narration is created by imparting of a mythical quality to time, so to say by mythologization of time, by the simultaneity between the existing, present reality and the world beyond. Accordingly, his heroes also acquire the feeling of wholeness and the artistic model of unified universe is created.