The book in infinity (According to the “Stronghold of the nation” by Rostom Chkheidze)


  • Nestan Phiphia



“Deda Ena“ (the mother tongue), education, Iakob Gogebashvili, teaching, novel


Biographical novel "Stronghold of the nation” (Chronicles of Iakob Gogebashvili's Life) by Rostom Chkheidze represents not only the merits of Iakob Gogebashvili, but also the strategy and goal of the people acting in the 60s of the XIX century. We have focused on the artistic-documentary integrity expressed by the writer from a creative point of view, emphasizing that Iakob and his companions were warriors, reformers and humanists by nature. The way chosen by Iakob Gogebashvili is demonstrated in one of the sentences in the biographical novel:” He looks at Europe, dreams of equality with it, but he cannot imagine transferring mechanically all the gains brought from there.” (Rostom Chkheidze).We have discussed the chronotopic integrity in a biographical novel and the firmness of Iakob Gogebashvili in the struggle for education, as well as the fact how harmoniously he perceived the foreign education built on the basis of the native. In the space created by Rostom Chkheidze, a picture of the epoch is laconically built.


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How to Cite

Nestan Phiphia. (2022). The book in infinity (According to the “Stronghold of the nation” by Rostom Chkheidze). KREBSI, (12-13).