Author (s): Terenti Graneli
Birth Date: 1897-11-25
Language: Eng
Gender: მამრობითი

About Author

Terenti Kvirkvelia (Georgian:ტერენტი კვირკველია), well known with his pen-name Terenti Graneli (Georgian:ტერენტი გრანელი)(1897-1934) was a noted Georgian poet. Born in Tsalenjikha, he was raised in the family of poor peasant. After graduating primary school in his native village in 1918 he continued studying at the short courses organized by Shalva Nutsubidze in Tbilisi. He had several jobs including a worker at the railway station, and clerk at the newspaper. Graneli published his first verses in 1918. His collection of poems "Memento mori" appeared in 1924. From the beginning of 1928 Graneli's health worsened and in 1934 he committed suicide in Tbilisi. Terenti Graneli's works include poems, essays. Letters to his sisters are also well-known.