Author Leaves Legacy in Posthumous Anthology of Short Stories

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Edisher Kipiani’s trademark in storytelling is the diversity of his characters which he seamlessly draws from real life inspiration, and later juxtaposed with his unique artistic integrity and insight

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Acclaimed Georgian author Edisher Kipiani prematurely passed away at 48 years old last 1972. It was largely felt amongst the literati in the country. For one so talented, he departed without ample opportunity to produce what may well have been his finest works. In The Verdict Of The Mountains, an anthology of his stunningly endearing short stories are outstandingly delivered in English.

Kipiani’s trademark in storytelling is the diversity of his characters which he seamlessly draws from real life inspiration, and later juxtaposed with his unique artistic integrity and insight. Never more aptly highlighted in his previous novels, “The Red Clouds” (1967) and “Hats In The Sky” (1971), he further expands his unique narrative style in The Verdict Of The Mountains.

Despite his early passing, Kipiani has made an indelible mark in Georgian literature. In this astounding volume, the reader will be floored right away with the stories of “The Oboe”, “The Verdict of the Mountains” and “The Theory of Relativity”. Writing in the simplest of styles but with the most astonishing of impact, Kipiani was certainly at the top of his form in this intimate yet universal collection.

The stories in The Verdict Of The Mountains mirror the subtleties and complexities of everyday life. Kipiani has certainly stamped his magnificence onto the history of Georgian literature; his legacy is a strong body of literary material which is just as fondly regarded today as it was in its day.

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About the Author
Edisher Kipiani (1924-1972) was born in Tbilisi, Ga. where he graduated from the State Technical University. From 1951 to 1961, he was prose section Manager of the literature section for “Drosha” magazine. In 1961 he commenced employment with the same role at “Mnatobi” magazine where he earned promotion to the post of Responsible Secretary which he held until 1972.

In 1949, his first work was published and from there the writer used this early success as a springboard for producing his most acclaimed works such as “The Oboe”, “The Hands”, a children’s storybook entitled “The Ten Paged Notebooks” and “The High Ceiling”, a collection of short stories which was published in 1956. Kipiani also worked in the science of motion arts by penning the screenplay for “Little Knights” (1964), along with various animations. “Little Knights” went on to enjoy extended success when it was adapted for theatre and toured throughout Georgia. An audio version was also widely broadcast on Georgian Radio. Sadly, Kipiani passed away prematurely, aged just 48 years old.

The Verdict Of The Mountains * by Edisher Kipiani
Publication Date: May 24, 2012
Trade Paperback; £9.99; 101 pages; 978-1-4691-2792-7
Trade Hardback; £19.99; 101 pages; 978-1-4691-2793-4
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