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Reading Yessayan, Oshagan, Charents at MIT: an introduction

 ~ PROGRAM The Armenian Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA The Berlin International Festival, Berlin Lepsiushaus, Potsdam present A World Wide Reading Commemorating the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide April 21, 2015 ~ Welcome Armen Samurkashian Introduction Taline Voskeritchian … 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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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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