"Lazarus" by Nino Darbaiseli (Mysterious episode and Ekfras sample)

Khatuna Burchuladze

Sokhumi State University, PhD student in the Faculty of Humanities, ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0046-4430 E-mail: khatuna.burchuladze@mail.ru


Peer review method: Double-Blind

Accepted: March 23, 2022

Published: April 04, 2022

Original scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52340/tne.2022.17.1.09

Keywords: Lazarus, Poetry, Postmodernism, Werlibri, Octava, Anjambemann, Ekfrasis.


This article discusses Nino Darbaiseli's poem "Lazarus" and interprets certain details. The study uses a hermeneutic method, analysis. The text is also discussed in terms of lexicography.

"Lazarus" is a postmodernist poem that fits perfectly with the form of Werliber. Postmodernist poetry is characterized by boundless freedom. There is no one and nothing limited here. The message comes by itself, flows like a swift fountain, and at last, it is drained, purified, and reaches the reader, without any hesitation.

It is noteworthy that the story conveyed in the poem is not only heard, but also the reader can see the episode. This even gives us an excuse to say that we perceive it as a specimen of Ekfrasis.


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