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

Problem of National and Cultural Identity in Giorgi Leonidze’s Essays

Nona Kupreishvili
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2020-10-20


  • Modernism,
  • Georgian Literature,
  • Giorgi Leonidze


One of the most important periods of Giorgi Leonidze’s creative life relate to the membership of“Tsisperkantselebi’s”literary group. Naturally, he shared not only their aesthetic, but national and cultural ideas. Giorgi Leonidze’s first articles were published from that very period, when there was almost carried out task on creation of new Georgian national identity corresponding to modern history epoch. Articles depicted with great expression are inspired under social and political journalism. They reflected delight on inspiring hope related to country’s future at the time of great political fluctuations and great disappointment caused as a result of wellknown facts.