1959 – 1987. Georgian poet after finishing school in 1975 he studied at the Philology Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University. His 1980 graduation paper was about OtarChiladze’s novel A Man Was Doing Down the Road. The same year he started to work in the Chief Literary Translation Board. His first book The Third Bell was published in 1982. In 1985 Ganatleba published his translations of poems by Giacomo Leopardi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Guillaume Apollinaire and Rainer Maria Rilke. He worked in drama too, was a regular participant of the Bichvinta seminar for young playwrights. His plays were staged in Rustavi, SandroAkhmeteli Tbilisi Theatre and One Actor Theatre, Tbilisi. In 1982 his story A Day was published in the literary magazine Tsiskari. On 5 November 1987 TamazBadzaghua and his family met their tragic death in an accident. 

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