SOME FRAGMENTS OF THE LITERARY AND CULTURAL LIFE OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES OF TSKHINVALI
(XIX Century and the First Decades of the XX Century)
According to the materials at hand, in the 19th and the first decades of the 20th century, a number of interesting, distinguished figures from the Tskhinvali region reached the direction of literary and cultural construction of our country, who made the greatest contribution to the history of Georgian literary and cultural life.
Besarion Pavlenishvili undoubtedly occupies an undeniable place among these people.
Love for literature and patriotic work are generally characteristic of Pavlenishvili from Eredvi. Mikh. Pavlenishvili translated Shakespeare's "Hamlet", Pushkin's "Amazing Dream", Lermontov's "Angel", "Will", etc. The translations were periodically published in the magazine Tsiskari. He was the author of the original poems: "Infant", "Dream", "Invisible Forces" and others.
Giorgi and Nikoloz Pavlenishvili actively cooperated with newspaper “Droeba”.
In the Tskhinvali region, when talking about the creative, intellectual forces of the 19th and 20th centuries, we think it would be interesting to mention the name of Tskhinvali resident Grigol Kherkheulidze, who briefly entered the creative arena. Due to the tragic accident, the region prematurely lost a highly interesting writer and figure with an original voice.
According to the materials at our disposal, a number of interesting, outstanding figures from the Tskhinvali region in the field of literary and cultural construction of our country, who have made a great contribution to the history of Georgian literary and cultural life and left a visible mark, have left a lasting impression. The works of these persons and the list of these individuals may still be extended. We mean the artistic or publicist texts scattered in the numerous periodicals of that period, the acquaintance of which is still interesting for today's audience. These materials are still somehow left out of the public eye. Bringing them to the fore again will help, on the one hand, to popularize the literary heritage of the creative “intelligentsia” of the Tskhinvali region, and, on the other hand, to promote the culture, literary relations and history of a part of Georgia that has already become an occupied territory. Thoroughly, with the right orientation, study the important case.