A CASE OF GENRE VIOLATION (RITUAL AND FINALE) IN THE TEXTS OF THREE GEORGIAN WRITERS - GIORGI LEONIDZE, GIORGI SOSIASHVILI AND ANA KORDZAIA-SAMADASHVILI

Abstract

In this work, we will discuss the cases of genre violation on the example of the texts of three Georgian writers - Giorgi Leonidze, Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili and Giorgi Sosiashvili.


In fiction, it often happens that a work breaks the boundaries of a genre and belongs to another genre. There is no strictly defined framework that the writer must follow; There is also a case when the writer determines the genre of his work, but literature is also important in that when considering each work, the reader is free in his choice, can replace one genre with another and thus perceive what he reads.


According to Roland Barthes, some text analysts would like to see all texts in one structure, and if we understand all texts as separate modules, from such a module one large narrative structure will be created, which will fit any text later. However, he believes that this is an exhausting and undesirable task, since after that the text loses its individuality, but, at the same time, individuality is not necessarily a manifestation of the specific appearance of the text, nor does it indicate the finished text.


In the paper, we will try to preserve the individuality of the text and we will talk about three literary works, none of which is a novella, and we will see them in this genre. These are: Giorgi Leonidze's "Ghinjua", Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili's "Rituals" and Giorgi Sosiashvili's "People and People".


All three authors define the genre. Giorgi Leonidze writes about the short stories included in the cycle "The Wishing Tree" that: "They are memories of my childhood....I want to give them to the readers, like smoking tobacco or khakhali, and share with them the fruits of my childhood memories" (Leonidze, 2021:157) . The theme of Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili's book, "Marietta's Road", is also stories, as the writer has understood. And Giorgi Sosiashvili, in the book "Without measures of time", where the work under discussion is presented, offers us a wider range: letters, essays, portraits, impressions.


In the paper, we will try to bring all three texts under consideration into the frame of the novel. Naturally, in this case, the question will arise - why? According to the definition of the great German writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe, the novel is an unusual case. Such things really happen in life, but the ending takes an unusual turn and makes the story even more interesting, because the writer's goal is to keep the reader interested until the last paragraph.


 


Keywords: Genre violation, Novel, Criticism, Fiction, Nonfiction, Fiction, Georgian literature.

Published
2022-12-17
How to Cite
TSERTSVADZE, Marine; IMNADZE, Ana. A CASE OF GENRE VIOLATION (RITUAL AND FINALE) IN THE TEXTS OF THREE GEORGIAN WRITERS - GIORGI LEONIDZE, GIORGI SOSIASHVILI AND ANA KORDZAIA-SAMADASHVILI. PHILOLOGICAL RESEARCHES, [S.l.], n. V, p. 144-152, dec. 2022. ISSN 2667-9612. Available at: <http://sciencejournals.ge/index.php/NJ/article/view/267>. Date accessed: 03 feb. 2023.
Section
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - GEORGIAN LITERATURE