Table of contents for The literature of Georgia : a history = Kartuli literaturis istoria / Donald Rayfield.


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PART I
THE MAKING OF THE CLASSICAL AGE
THE FIFTH TO THE ELEVENTH CENTURIES: ASCETICISM & BYZANTIUM
1.   Laying the foundation                                          19
2.   Lyrical poetry: hymnography                                    27
3.   Original prose: from homilies to hagiography                   40
4.   The Lives of the Fathers: Serapion Zarzmeli, Grigol Khandzteli  50
5.   Chronicles: the 'Conversion' and 'Life' of Georgia             56
6.   The dawn of secular literature: Balahvar and lodasap           63
PART II
THE GOLDEN AGE, THE FALL & THE RESURRECTION
THE TWELFTH TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES: COURT & COURTLY LOVE
7.   Prose romance: Rustaveli's precursors                          69
8.   Rustaveli and The Knight in the Panther Skin                   76
9.   Religious literature of the Golden Age                         87
10. The later chronicles                                            91
11. Rebuilding on a tabula rasa                                     96
12. The authorial persona: King Teimuraz I                          102
13. Kings and enlightenment                                        10o7
14. Three great poets: Guramishvili, Sayat-Nova and Besiki         15
15. The last gasps of the eighteenth century                       2z6



PART 111
ROMANTIC & CIVIC LITERATURE
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: RUSSIAN TUTELAGE
16. Exiled royalty: the Bagration writers                          131
17. Romantic poets: Chavchavadze, the Orbelianis, Baratashvili     138
18. The birth of modern prose and drama                            150
19. The luminaries: Ilia Chavchavadze and Akaki Tsereteli          159
20. Lesser luminaries: populists and pedagogues                    169
21. Melodrama, revolt and commercial literature                    175
PART IV
THE REDISCOVERY OF ROOTS
1880-1914: VAZHA-PSHAVELA & HEROIC FOLK POETRY
22. Vazha-Pshavela                                                 187
23. Folk poetry and its relevance to literature                    196
PART V
THE AGE OF INTERNATIONALISM
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE DASHING OF HOPE
24. Two theatres: the political arena and drama                    211
25. Narrative prose and Mikheil Javakhishvili                      zi6
26. Dreaming poets: Grishashvili, Robakidze and the Blue Horns     227
27. Mythmakers under Socialism: Shanshiashvili, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia 245
28. The poetry of Galaktion Tabidze, Giorgi Leonidze and Simon Chikovani 251
29. Beria's Holocaust                                              261
30. Literature after the Great Terror                              27I
31. From thaw to deluge                                            279
Notes                                                          293
Bibliography                                                   303
Index                                                         311