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Marc Nichanian on Hagop Oshagan’s “Novel of the Catastrophe”

~~Marc Nichanian, philosopher and author of Le Roman de la Catastrophe, speaks about Hagop Oshagan’s Մնացորդաց (Remnants).  Paris, June 8, at 8:30 PM.~~ ~~

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Reading “Father Land”, a book of text by Vahé Oshagan and photographs by Ara Oshagan

~~Ara Oshagan is a documentary photographer.  He is also my cousin.  His father, Vahé Oshagan, and my mother, Anahid Oshagan Voskeritchian, are brother and sister.  I must mention our familial tie in the spirit of full disclosure as I am … Continue reading

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Finding Zabel Yessayan–and losing her

Zabel Yessayan–the mere utterance of the name echoes with what Marc Nichanian describes, in Western Armenian, as հմայք, whose closest English equivalent would be allure. Nichanian’s chapter on Yessayan in his Writers of Disaster makes for a devastating reading–her tumultuous … Continue reading

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Notes on Eric Friedler’s Aghét:From massacre to catastrophe to genocide

The equation of German documentary film-maker Eric Friedler’s  Aghét:Nation Murder is of two parts: aghét and genocide. Aghét (whose literal meaning is catastrophe) is the word  Armenians use for the what that was visited on their ancestors, proclaims the film. … Continue reading

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