TWO ROOMS IN CAIRO
- Modern Georgian Prose
Tea Topuria’s book TWO ROOMS IN CAIRO
consists of twelve short stories (minor prose) written during the last few years. The style of the short stories is somewhat different with each one, although the real as well as the unreal world, cutting off each other, have been described in almost all of them. There are such themes presented in the short stories, like: an individual’s stance toward their own life; love as a test or challenge; betrayal; re-appraisal of values and death, which according to these stories is almost non-existent. There is also some sadness, irony, self-irony, humor...
The short stories deal with general issues as well as with modern problems, such as, for example, the military conflicts in Georgia. Despite Tea writing about quite painful themes in her stories, the reader is not repressed by the book, instead this is a book where an individual collides directly with a real and unreal (although it is possible to be more real) world. They must be held to account before both these worlds and make some conclusions by foreseeing them.