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On writing…

~~Last autumn, when I was teaching in Yerevan, at the American University of Armenia, Lucy Bichakhchyan, a student at AUA, gave me a number of questions for her podcast Anstoragir. Here are excerpts from my answers. Thank you, Lucy.~~

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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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On the eve of April 24, the Armenian National Day of Mourning

~~Perhaps no other American writer of Armenian descent has written with as much sensitivity and awe on the subject of the Catastrophe as Michael Arlen Jr, derivatively in “Exiles” and more deliberately in “Passage to Ararat.” One of the great … Continue reading

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