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“The Three Complaints of My Mother” in “Solstice”

~~An essay of mine, “The Three Complaints of My Mother,” is in the Spring issue of “Solstice.”  It took almost a decade to find a literary home for this essay, despite all the praise heaped on it by editors many … 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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World Wide Reading for Armenia 2015, at MIT, on April 21.

~~In commemoration of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Worldwide Reading for Armenia will pay tribute to great Armenian writers in a series of readings, all taking place on April 21. Sponsored by the International Literature Festival Berlin and the … Continue reading

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World Wide Reading for Armenia 2015

~~On April 21, in scores of cities and towns throughout the world, there will be memorial readings commemorating the centenary of the Ottoman genocide of the Armenians.  The readings are sponsored by the World Wide Reading for Armenia 2015 (Berlin) … Continue reading

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April 24: Armenian National Day of Mourning

Նիկողոս Սարաֆեան։ Անձկութիւն Կարօտը չէր ետիս ձգած քաղաքիս Ու սէրը չէր ծովին, հովին. վախը չէր Անծանօթին, որ կը ճզմէր իմ հոգիս, Ափի մը դէմ երբ կանգ կ՛առնէր նաւը մեր։ Այլ երթալու մեծ սարսուռին պակասն էր Որ կ՛ընէր զիս յանկարծ թշուառ, … Continue reading

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From my files: Hagop Oshagan: December 9, 1883-February 17, 1948

The Armenian novelist, literary critic, dramatist, and historian of literature Hagop Oshagan (1883-1948) stands at the juncture where Western Armenian culture ends and that of the Armenian diaspora begins. His life and literary output straddle the rural world of his … Continue reading

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