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HR 296 and the Politicization of the Armenian Genocide: Assumptions, Questions, Pitfalls Asbed Kotchikian and I wrote this op-ed on HR296. It is posted on Hetq, November 18. By Asbed Kotchikian and Taline Voskeritchian The passage of Resolution 296 by … Continue reading

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Anahide Ter Minassian:by way of a tribute

Anahid Ter Minassian (1929-2019): By way of a tribute Some deaths are trascendant; they point to something larger beyond the individual life. The death of Anahide Ter Minassian–in whom the historian, the person of action, and the tender nurturer cohabited … Continue reading

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The Valise–a family memoir

      ~~”The Valise” was published in the fall 2011 issue of American Literary Review.  Since then, the publication has gone digital, and the essay is not available in print or on the ALR website.   You can read it … Continue reading

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Final notes on “The Promise”

~~In The Promise, the Armenian genocide has at last been made into a big, feature-length movie with huge ambitions: to join the company of Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Titanic. Such a Hollywood epic, the argument goes, would raise … Continue reading

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Promises, promises: preliminary notes on “The Promise.”

~PROMISES, PROMISES~ I, too, saw The Promise.  Here are my comments in response to the rhetoric and sloganeering that has surrounded this movie since its release: 1. Our story… Is this “our story”? An ambitious man from the villages goes … Continue reading

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Re-reading Michael Arlen’s “Passage to Ararat,” 2

…The story was true, I knew–a true and moving story, and one so far beyond my own experience.  But I found I wished his arm away from mine, wished away his frail hand, his tears.  “My father had committed no … Continue reading

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Oshagan in English…

Gomidas Institute has announced the publication of a section from Hagop Oshagan’s novel, Մնացորդաց (Remnants).  The translation is by G.M.Goshgarian who won a PEN Translation Award for his work while it was still in manuscript form. The volume has an … Continue reading

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