- Modern Georgian Prose
Nodar Dumbadze’s protest against the inhuman and godless system of the Soviet Union was best revealed in his book about the imprisonment of an innocent man. The metaphors and symbols hidden in the novel could not have passed unnoticed by the authorities. It was the humane aspect of the plot and witty dialogues that ensured exceptional popularity of the book when it was first published. Incidentally, it still retains its attraction for today’s readers because it is partially autobiographical.
The present publication is also interesting because it includes several handwritten fragments from the original manuscript, namely, the notes and postcards Nanuli Dumbadze, the author’s wife, sent him in prison.