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Articles, essays and interviews carry distinctive significance in Otar Chiladze’s rich literary legacy due to his direct manner of telling the truth, constant analysis of the present and the past events, concern with the national survival and, most importantly, his unbiased assessment of the present times.
It is for the first time that his unpublished records and notes kept in his personal archive and some articles published in various years in different newspapers are collected in one edition. Here one can find Otar Chiladze’s opinion about other writers and public figures, his advice to young writers at the starting point of their career and much more.
One of the essays under the title A Short Autobiography stands out because it is a summary of the life of an extremely modest person written with an exquisite sense of humor. It certainly shows the famous writer from an unexpected perspective.