Galaktion Tabidze





Galaktion Tabidze


Born
in Chqvishi, Georgia
November 17, 1892

Died
March 17, 1959

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Galaktion Tabidze (Georgian: გალაკტიონ ტაბიძე) (November 17, 1892 – March 17, 1959) was a leading Georgian poet of the twentieth century whose writings profoundly influenced all subsequent generations of Georgian poets. He survived Joseph Stalin's Great Purge of the 1930s, which claimed lives of many of his fellow writers, friends and relatives, but came under heavy pressure from the Soviet authorities. Those years plunged him into depression and alcoholism. He was placed in a psychiatric hospital in Tbilisi, where he committed suicide.

Galaktion Tabidze was born in the village Chqvishi near Vani, western Georgia (then part of Imperial Russia). His father, local teacher Vasil Tabidze, died two months before Galaktion was born. From 1900 to 1
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რჩეული

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Эфемеры

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პოეზია

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2014
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