მოგზაურობა ყარაბაღში

მოგზაურობა ყარაბაღში , II ,

1966, 1998 .

[Reading] ➷ მოგზაურობა ყარაბაღში ➭ Aka Morchiladze – Stockbag.info
  • Hardcover
  • 167 pages
  • მოგზაურობა ყარაბაღში
  • Aka Morchiladze
  • Georgian
  • 01 July 2018

10 thoughts on “მოგზაურობა ყარაბაღში

  1. says:

    by the Georgian primitivist Niko Pirosmani 1862 1918 So, my first text by a Georgian author, and by a complete accident it is Aka Morchiladze s b 1966 Journey to Karabakh 1992 Told in the first person by Gio, the 20 something slacker son of a businessman mafioso, the story is a slangy slice of life, at least if that life includes a drive with a slacker friend from Tbilisi to Azerbaijan in a rattletrap Lada to buy kilos of marijuana for a dealer in Tbilisi, a drive through a Georgian republic torn by civil war into a completely corrupt Azerbaijan, a drive along ruined winter roads through roadblocks manned by militiamen like those in eastern Ukraine now Gasoline is rare not even the name of the Azeri dealer is clear And then things go really bad.Totally lost on the mudtrack Azerbaijani country roads, they end up in Nagorno Karabakh, where the Azeris were having themselves a war with the Armenians, and the Azeri National Guard take their money, car, identity papers and throw them into a cellar jail cell That is just the beginning of the involved plot.The adventures are interesting, but they seem to be just a support structure on which to hang what actually interests the author the cast of characters totally ordinary people stumbling around through life in a kind of daze, obsessed with themselves Much like Gio himself A rather normal good for nothing, he had fallen in love with a reluctant prostitute his family stepped in and separated them Gio then found new depths of slackness, which, of course, is part of the reason why he found himself on this harebrained trip to Azerbaijan Circumstances pile up higher and higher until he finally takes the initiative An initiative possibly based on a misunderstanding and one he apparently must pay for dearly A tale of helplessness and hopelessness, where moments of peace and contentment are soon challenged and denied and where every action is pointless or leads to paralysis That this pessimistic book was a huge bestseller in Georgia when it appeared says something about the mood of the Georgian people at that time of turmoil and civil war which didn t really let up until 2003.To give you an idea of the author s style and tone, here is one of the longer descriptive passages There was snow falling that morning It was that sorry excuse for snow we get in Tbilisi, the kind that only looks like snow the moment before it melts into a muddy slush That kind of snow. After the Republic of Georgia was spewed from the capacious maw of the ex USSR in 1991, the country went directly into civil war Like the African states formed at the end of the era of European colonization, many of the Republics of the ex USSR were artificial entities formed for the administrative convenience of the Russians The Georgians, Armenians and Azeris all have a mutual hate fest Rating

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    2,5Pubertetliju stavimo u Gruziju punu paravojnih snaga, korupcije, oru ja, droge. Naravno da e dje ak biti izgubljen u onome to eli ili mo da ipak ne eli Sve to se naravno odvija da bi bilo lak e not pod utjecajem dima i ostalih opijata Sve u svemu jedna luda vo nja bez puno mozga, ali s puno sre e

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    Do lo je u pogre nom trenutku, zato trojka.

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  8. says:

    It is surely an interesting book, that didn t quite grab me on first sight, but eventually unraveled in front of me and I now can say, that Journey to Karabakh is fantastic Maybe not entirely in its story, but definitely in its ideas.What is one s home Where you live or where you were born The place you are happy at It s an riveting question and Morchiladze captures it with the tale of the young georgian Gio, who struggles with those very questions on a journey through Azerbaijan Armenia, war riddled countries and at the end might not get an answer.My favourite part of the book is probably the depiction of this struggle and how Gio can t get a hold of the place he personally wants to be The people around him don t understand him, taking him for granted, but he also doesn t want to communicate with them It s a vicious circle and only in Gio s own catastrophe he can express this in some way Both sad and tragic Morchiladze uses the backdrop of the said region 1992 , unhinged by the collapse of the soviet union to find the very nature of identity and belonging.To make a greater effort to emphasize a possible metaphorical level as another review I ve read suggested , my knowlegde on this conflict back in 1992 and the cultural struggle and meaning is by far not enough, so I will leave it at that for know.

  9. says:

    I happened to be reading A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway at the same time as this book, so it was interesting to compare their different perspectives on war In Morchiladze s novel, the men seemed like grown boys playing with guns, and Giorgi s road trip at the beginning brought to mind Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas So, yes, Morchiladze s world is crazier than Hemingway s, but the former s prose was thankfully grounded enough for me to appreciate Giorgi s state at the end.

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