Chilaia, Sergei Evstafevich

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Chilaia, Sergei Evstaf’evich


Born Oct. 29 (Nov. 11), 1912, in the village of Sergieti, in what is now Gegechkori Raion. Soviet Georgian writer, critic, and literary scholar. Honored Scientist of the Georgian SSR (1971). Member of the CPSU since 1939.

The son of a peasant, Chilaia was first published in 1932. He was secretary of the Writers’ Union of Georgia from 1951 to 1974. Chilaia’s works deal with Georgian writers of the 19th and 20th centuries and the development of Soviet Georgian literature. He is the author of the chronicle-like novel Ekaterina Chavchavadze (parts 1–2, 1966–67; Russian translation, 1969). Chilaia has been awarded two orders and various medals.


Literaturuli cerilebi. Tbilisi, 1946–49.
Meoc’e saukunis k’art’uli mcerloba, parts 1–3. Tbilisi, 1956–62.
Uaxlesi k’art’uli mcerloba. Tbilisi, 1975.
In Russian translation:
Galaktion Tabidze. Moscow, 1958.
Gruzinskie pisateli-demokraty kontsa XlX-nach. XX vv. Tbilisi, 1965.
Potomki. Moscow, 1976.


Novichenko, L. “S. E. Chilaia—60 let.” Lit. gazeta, Jan. 10,1973.
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