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

Postmodernist Version of Ilia Chavchavadze’s Murder in Lasha Imedashvili’s Novel „Three Murders in Old Tbilisi“

Maia Kvirkvelia
TSU, PhD Student

Published 2019-12-20


  • Detective Fiction,
  • Postmodernism,
  • Ilia Chavchavadze


Detective fiction is a literary work that describes the mystery of a grave crime being solved. One of the most distinguished representatives of this genre in Georgian reality is the winner of “Saba” literary prize Lasha Imedashvili, who in his novel “Three Murders in Old Tbilisi” offers us his insight into the killings of Ivane Machabeli, Ilia Chavchavadze and Dagny Juel . The postmodernist author develops his version of events while duly taking into account the historical reality. The plot of the novel seen as a new version of Ilia’s murder is quite convincing, as the author uses elements of detective fiction.