Monument for Everybody
- Modern Georgian Prose
Zaur Kalandia's novel "Monument for Everybody" bring to life Georgia's most recent and tragic past starting from the National Movement to the Civil War and the War in Abkhazia.
The main character of the novel Chiche tells his story in his own manner using postmodern concepts, constructed introspection, cynicism and met texts. These meta texts are at the same time self-judgmental and self-reflective, in short, they are exactly what our society lacks the most in these years of dramatic and tragic dynamics.
Expressive inner dialogue of the main character narrated in an extremely tense mode especially stresses on one aspect in the whole retrospective of the past. It is the monument we've been building up and breaking down inside ourselves, the monument which turns the most sensitive human features to stone so much so that one day we can ourselves share the fate of the monument...
And this is what we called a personal tragedy.