ONCE AGAIN ABOUT THE DUAL PERSONALITY OF GRIGOL ORBELIANI
Grigol Orbeliani is one of the distinguished figures in the 19th century’s Georgian reality. The interest in him is stipulated by two circumstances: Grigol Orbeliani’s literary heritage, as a remarkable Georgian romanticist and also his public activity as one of the most successful Georgian military servants. Our scientific interest in this article relates works of Grigol Orbeliani as a military servant that definitely made trace on his works as romanticist poet. This issue to present remains topical in the Georgian literary criticism that is being reviewed in various contexts. One part of scientific researchers considers that after the conspiracy by 1832, spiritually suppressed poet found relief in successful military career. It is to be noted that such a viewpoint is found itself in the life of poet, in the evaluations of contemporary citizens. The second part of researchers reject aforesaid, state that both the works and military career of romanticist poet was stipulated by one aspiration - maintenance of peace in the country and care for welfare. There is posed relevant question, what is truth; was indeed changed his recognition after defeat of conspiracy by 1832; we will try to answer exactly this (and other) question considering materials and epistolary heritage of writer around science. Grigol Orbeliani’s letters mentioned in article, has proven Ilia Chavchavadze’s (and other researchers’) standpoint that we have to refer his letters for the review of Grigol Orbeliani’s military career and works that is a certain key for exact provision of issues subject to analyzing.
Keywords: Grigol Orbeliani, Double Personality, Epistolary legacy.