|Genre||Fable, Picaresque novel, Grotesque, Allegory|
Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani was 20–25 years old when he wrote a collection of fables and tales “Sibrdzne Sitsruisa” (“A Book of Wisdom of Lies”). The book reflects his observations about life. Sulkhan-Saba skillfully presents many interesting and complicated aspects of human nature and gives his opinions and explanations. He gives answers to many questions and brings one to realization that a human should be kind.
One of the most famous works by the 17th-18th Century Georgian man of letters, containing Sufic and other narratives, tales and anecdotes. "Racy, clear and humorous--though the serious parts also read convincingly."—Professor David Lang.