Vol. 13 No. 2 (2019): XIII International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : Political Events of 1980-1990s and Literary Discourse
Literary Text as Prophecies

Breaking of the Closed System : (According to Otar Chiladze’s Novel „The Basket“)

Maia Jaliashvili
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2019-12-20


  • Soviet Regime,
  • Otar Chiladze,
  • Georgia


The Soviet system for Otar Chiladze was a kind of closed system that suppressed a freedom and prevented the country or persons from rights and developing. The writer with metaphorical, mythological paradigms, expressed the desire of the Georgian people towards independence. In the novel „Basket“ it was well demonstrated the real demonic fseudo democratic face of the Soviet regime, which was trying to create new types of people, the monsters, homo sovieticuses, the some kind of homunculuses. The central theme is „murder of father“ as murder of certain epoch, which was the phenomenon of stopping time, which was denying God and humanity.