Dimensions: 130 X 195 mm
Word: ≈ 90 000
Author: Vakhushti Kotetishvili
The autobiographical book tells about Vakhushti Kotetishvili’s life, reminding readers of various stories, as well as disclosing unknown facts and experiences related to his interesting life.
There are several words in Georgian that denote ‘life’, tsutisopeli being one of them, literally meaning ‘life no longer than a minute’.
‘The metaphoric word probably covers all the pain and joy, dreams and fears we experience in life, as well as the hope of saving something precious, which entails an acute sense of freedom, love of one’s homeland and its identity. One of the most effective ways of preserving one’s culture is through folklore and Vakhushti Kotetishvili was extremely knowledgeable of Georgian folklore, its poetics and imagery. As you read the book, you wish it wouldn’t end, but it does, just as life that is no longer than a minute. How much pain hides between the lines, how much love and hope, how many untold stories… How joy and sorrow, noise and silence alternate as you turn the pages, as if peeping inside the historic family house, attempting to see slightly more’ (Giorgi Arabuli).