Vazha and the mountains of jazz, part I

part I “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child” is a Negro spiritual written in the late nineteenth century that echoes the slavish existence of African-Americans during those times. Pier Paolo Pasolini used this melody in his film, “The Gospel According to St. Matthew”, in a scene which pictures shepherds coming to see infant Christ. […]


Lost in the picture theory of language

According to the Austrian philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein in his only book-length philosophical work “Tractatus”, author’s views about logic and linguistic led him to believe that some features of language and reality cannot be expressed in a senseful verbal manner, but only “shown” by the form of certain expressions. It is not uncommon to encounter such […]


The son of nature

“ Every genius is nourished by his native land. Geniuses are those who can be received by other nations like their innate sons,” Writes famous Georgian poet, Vazha-Pshavela in his iconic essay, “Cosmopolitanism and Patriotism.” Little did he realize that he himself was the personification of all this: A genius, whose work accurately portrays the divinity […]