Iosif Eliozovich Noneshvili

Noneshvili, Iosif Eliozovich


Born Apr. 6, 1918, in the village of Kardanakhi, present-day Gurdzhaani Raion, Georgian SSR. Soviet Georgian poet. Member of the CPSU since 1945.

In 1942, Noneshvili graduated from the department of philology of the University of Tbilisi. He fought in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45. His works were first published in 1938. Noneshvili wrote poetry that vividly and emotionally expresses the thoughts and feelings of the Soviet citizen-patriot, fighter, toiler, and champion of peace and friendship between peoples. Such works include the narrative poem Tale of a Girl (1952), inspired by the heroism of Zoia Kosmodem’ianskaia and Zoia Rukhadze, a member of the Georgian Komsomol, and the poems “Friends Everywhere” and “For Peace.” Noneshvili has also written cycles of poems about Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Georgia, including In the Land of Kazakhstan (1955) and The Creation of Georgia (1971).

In 1965, Noneshvili became secretary of the Writers’ Union of Georgia. He was a deputy to the seventh convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the Georgian SSR and chairman of the Georgian republic’s Committee for the Defense of Peace (1973). His works have been translated into many of the languages of the peoples of the USSR and into foreign languages. Noneshvili has been awarded two orders and a number of medals.


Ert’tomeuli: Lek’sebi, poemebi. Tbilisi, 1954.
Lek’sebi. 1938–63. Tbilisi, 1963.
Ert’tomeuli. Tbilisi, 1968.
Mxolod lirika: Lek’sebi. Tbilisi, 1973.
In Russian translation:
Druz’ia povsiudu. Moscow, 1954.
Stikhi. Moscow, 1958.
Gory i serdtse. Moscow, 1960.
Cherez gody. Tbilisi, 1966.
Stikhotvoreniia. Moscow, 1967.
Stikhi. Tbilisi, 1969.
Izbr. lirika. Moscow, 1971.
Poèmes. Tbilisi, 1972.


Khukhashvili, G. M. losif Noneshvili. Tbilisi, 1958.
Barabash, Iu. “Prosto—stikhi ….” Druzhba narodov, 1959, no. 4.
Totsuriia, A. “Vysokii nakal poezii.” Literaturnaia Gruziia, 1970, no. 7.