Revaz Dzhaparidze

Dzhaparidze, Revaz Andreevich


Born May 23, 1923, in the village of Badzhiti, Sachkhere Raion, Georgian SSR. Soviet Georgian writer; member of the CPSU since 1945. Graduated from the department of philology of the University of Tbilisi.

Dzhaparidze’s first works were published in 1949. His novel The Bride of Kheva (1951) tells about the participants in the Great Patriotic War who led the struggle for the postwar progress of the kolkhoz countryside, and his novel The Soldier’s Widow (parts 1-2, 1956-60; Russian translation, 1963) narrates changes in the life of the Soviet peasantry. Dzhaparidze is the author of novellas, short stories, and essays, including The Mysterious Voice (I960), The White Nights of Marukha (1963; Russian translation, 1967), The Alarm Bell of Buchenwald (1965; Russian translation, 1966), Summer Is Coming (1967), The Newcomer (1968), and The Sea That Has Been Subdued by Man (1969). In 1969 he published a collection of articles The Well-considered Word. His novel Holy Week (1970) portrays the courage of Georgian prisoners of war. Dzhaparidze translated I. E. Babel’s Red Cavalry, N. S. Tikhonov’s short stories, and other literary works into Georgian. He has been awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor.