Mikheil Dzhavakhishvili(Georgian მიხეილ ჯავახიშვილი, also Dzhavakhishvili; alternatively მიხეილ ადამაშვილი, Mikheil Adamashvili; * 8 Novemberjul./ 20 November 1880greg. in Zerakwi, Tbilisi Governorate, Russian Empire; † 30 September 1937) was a Soviet writer of Georgian nationality.
Life and work
Javakhishvili’s first creative period spanned the years 1903 to 1908, during which he wrote about a dozen stories and novellas about the fate of those persecuted and oppressed by misfortune.
In the 1920s, his novels brought him to greater prominence in the Soviet Union, and in 1934 he came as a Georgian delegate to the First All-Union Congress of Soviet Writers.
In August 1937, Dzhavakhishvili was tortured and on September 30, 1937, he was shot as a “counterrevolutionary terrorist.” His relatives were also subjected to repression.
The rehabilitation took place in the late 1950s.
Dzhavakhishvili’s historical novel The Outlaws of Marabda was later part of school reading in the Georgian SSR.
- კვაჭი კვაჭანტირაძე / Kwatschi Kwatschantiradse. 1924.
- ჯაყოს ხიზნები / Dschaqos Chisnebi. 1925.
- თეთრი საყელო / Tetri saq’elo. 1926.
- გივი შადური / Giwi Schaduri. 1928.
- არსენა მარაბდელი / Arsena Marabdeli. 1932/1959. Russian: Arsen iz Marabdy. 1933.
- ქალის ტვირთი (Eng.: The Fate of Women). 1936.
In German transmission
- M. Dzhavakhishvili: Givi Shaduri. Tales from the life of Soviet Georgia. Translation by Artschil Metreweli. Metreveli Verlag, Munich 1962.
- M. Dzhavakhishvili: The Princely Life of Kvatchi K. A Rascal Novel. Translation by Kristiane Lichtenfeld. Afterword by St. Khotivari-Jünger. Volk und Welt Publishing House, Berlin 1986.
- M. Dzhavakhishvili: The Outlaws of Marabda. Translation by Barbara Heitkam. Afterword by St. Khotivari-Jünger. Rütten und Loening, Berlin 1986.
- M. Dzhavakhishvili: Just get out ! Just get out! or The White Collar. Translation by Steffi Chotiwari-Jünger and Artschil Chotiwari. Shaker, Aachen 2014, ISBN 978-3-8440-3135-5.
- M. Dzhavakhishvili: He came too late. Narration. In simple language. Translation by R. Neukomm. Casekov 2016, ISBN 978-3-945653-14-2.
- M. Dzhavakhishvili: Tiny’s Wedding. Five love stories. Translation by S. Khotiwari-Jünger and A. Khotiwari. Anthea Verlag, Berlin 2017, ISBN 978-3-943583-96-0.
- M. Dzhavakhishvili: The Velvet Dress. Ten stories. Translation by R. Neukomm, K. Lichtenfeld and D. Pommerenke. Arco Verlag, Wuppertal 2018, ISBN 978-3-938375-93-8.
- M. Dzhavakhishvili: Refuge with the New Lord. Translation by Steffi Khotiwari-Jünger and Artschil Khotiwari. Pop Verlag, Ludwigsburg 2018, ISBN 978-3-86356-226-7.
- Steffi Khotivari-Jünger: The Development of the Georgian Historical Novel. Mikheil Dzhavakhishvili, Constantine Gamsakhurdia, Grigol Abashidze, Chabua Amiredshibi and Otar Chiladze. Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt 1993, ISBN 3-631-45691-3, pp. 101-116.
- Artschil Chotiwari: About the Author and Steffi Chotiwari-Jünger: About the Novel. In: M. Dzhavakhishvili: Just Run! Just get out! or The White Collar. Novel. Shaker, Aachen 2014, ISBN 978-3-8440-3135-5, pp. 145-156.
- Traian Pop (ed.): Bawülon. 30. Edition. Thematic focus: Mikheil Dzhavakhishvili, Pop Verlag, Ludwigsburg 2018, pp. 7-59 (with seven photos).
- Steffi Khotivari-Jünger: On the Georgian Author Mikheil Dzhavakhishvili (1880-1937) and his Work. In: M. Dzhavakhishvili: Refuge with the New Lord. Pop Verlag, Ludwigsburg 2018, pp. 359-372.
– Collection of images, videos and audio files
- Literature by and about Mikheil Dzhavakhishvili in the catalogue of the German National Library
- Literature by and about Mikheil Dzhavakhishvili in the WorldCat bibliographic database
- E.g., Chanchura , in German in the narrative anthology Der ferne weiße Gipfel. Berlin 1984.
- Donald Rayfield: The Literature of Georgia: A History. 2., expanded edition. Curzon Press, Surrey 2000, ISBN 0-7007-1163-5, p. 224.
- Steffi Chotwari-Jünger: Nachwort zu Die Geächteten von Marabda. Rütten & Loening, Berlin, 1986, p. 442f.
- Published in the Caucasus-Caucasus Library No. 3 with an afterword on the author and work
- With an afterword published in Caucasian Library: Caucasus Volume 23.
|ALTERNATE NAMES||ჯავახიშვილი, მიხეილ (Georgian); ადამაშვილი, მიხეილ (birth name, Georgian); Adamashvili, Mikheil (birth name); J̌avaxišvili, Mixeil (scientific transliteration)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||georgian writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20. November 1880|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zerakwi, Lower Cartelia|
|STERBEDATUM||30. September 1937|