Author (s): Grigol Robakidze
Birth Date: 1882-10-28
Language: Eng
Gender: მამრობითი

About Author

Grigol Robakidze (Georgian: გრიგოლ რობაქიძე) (October 28, 1880, Sviri (West Georgia) - November 19, 1962, Geneva) was a Georgian writer, publicist, and public figure primarily known for his prose and anti-Soviet émigré activities. He was born on October 28, 1880, in the village of Sviri, Imereti (west Georgia). After the graduation from Kutaisi Classical Gymnasium (1900), he took courses at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and the University of Leipzig (Germany). Robakidze returned from Germany in 1908, and gradually became a leading person among the young Georgian symbolists. In 1915, he founded and led the Blue Horns, a new group of symbolist poets and writers which would later play an important role, particularly during the next two decades. Heavily influenced by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, his prose centered "on the search of mythological archetypes and there realisation in the life of a nation, and although its intrigue is always artificial and displays much of pose, he was highly respected both by his compatriots and a number of important European literary figures, such as Stefan Zweig and Nikos Kazantzakis."[1] In 1917, he played a role in founding of the Union of Georgian Writers. He was Involved in the national-liberation movement of Georgia of 1914-1918. Robakidze got a diplomatic post in 1919, when he took part in Paris Peace Conference as an executive secretary of the state delegation of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.