The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the eighteenth century to modern times

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Agop Jack Hacikyan, Gabriel Basmajian, Edward S. Franchuk, Nourhan Ouzounian
Wayne State University Press, 2005 - Literary Collections - 1072 pages
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Preserving Armenia's rich literary tradition from a multitude of viewpoints has been the aim of this three-volume work. This third volume joins the previous two in making excerpts of Armenian masterpieces accessible in beautifully rendered English translations, while enabling readers to enjoy the immediacy of these works through lively discussions of the authors and their times. Here the focus is on the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. The volume begins with a comprehensive overview of the entire historical, social, and literary panorama of the periods covered: the Armenian Renaissance, the development of modern Armenian (with its Western and Eastern versions), the emergence of a national identity and democratic thinking (with their impact on literature and theater), and such literary schools as Romanticism, Realism, and Aestheticism. Biographies of more than 130 prominent authors appear in these pages, together with critical comments concerning their works and extensive excerpts from the works themselves. The texts are edited, annotated with footnotes, and presented in a format that permits easy comprehension. Literature unveils a rich pageant of works in historical perspective. The varied experiences from the Armenian past come alive, allowing for new understandings and comparisons to literatures of other nations.
  

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Contents

To the Armenian Nation 786
51
ABRAHAM KRETATSI D 1737
109
STEPANOS ROSHKA 16701739
120
PAGHTASAR DPIR 16831768
128
HOVHANNES KAMENATSI EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
141
MOVSES BAGHRAMIAN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
147
PETROS GHAPANTSI D 1784
156
JOSEPH EMIN 17261809
168
NARDOS MIKAYEL HOVHANNISIAN 18671933
602
LEVON BASHALIAN 18681943
611
HOVHANNES TlJMANIAN 18691923
619
Akhtamar
626
In Lieu of a Preface
632
LEVON SHANT 18691951
642
YERUKHAN YERVAND SRMAKESHKHANLIAN 1870
658
KHNKO APER 18701935
664

MIKAYEL CHAMCHIAN 17381823
174
HOVHANNES KARNETSI c 17501820
180
GRIGOR PESHTIMALCHIAN 17781837
189
HARUTIUN ALAMDARIAN 17951834
195
MESROPTAGHIADIAN 180359
203
KHACHATUR ABOVIAN 180948
211
STEPANOS NAZARIAN 181279
219
The Nightingale of Avarayr
234
Association
247
KARAPET IUTIUCHIAN 18231904
261
HOVHANNES HlSARIAN 18271916
280
Freedom
294
SARGIS VANANDETSI c 183071
297
MATTEOS MAMURIAN 18301901
305
RAFAYEL PATKANIAN 183092
316
GEVORG DODOKHIAN 18301908
327
NARPEY KHOREN GALFAYAN 183292
337
RAFFI HAKOB MELIK HAKOBIAN 183788
345
PERCH PROSHIAN 18371907
354
MKRTICH ACHEMIAN 18381917
362
GAREGIN SRVANDZTIANTS 184092
372
Dream
379
GHAZAROS AGHAYAN 18401911
383
SRBUHI DUSSAP c 18411901
399
Honorable Beggars
407
GRIGOR ARTZRUNI 184592
420
RETEOS PERPERIAN 18481907
428
PETROS DURIAN 185172
440
YEGHIATEMIRCHIPASHIAN 18511908
447
Have Seen So Many
454
Loxandra Pandelis
460
HOVHANNES SETIAN 18531930
467
SHIRVANZADE ALEKSANDR MOVSISIAN 18581935
480
MELKON HRAND KJURCHIAN 18591915
489
TLKATINTSI HOVHANNES HARUTIUNIAN c 1860
495
The Travelers of Emmaus
502
from Meliks Daughter
508
GRIGOR ZOHRAP 18611915
517
HRAND ASATUR 18621928
531
To Zapel KhanchianTonelian from Hrand Asatur
538
A Letter from Sibil Zapel Asatur to Hrand Asatur
547
HOVHANNES HOVHANNISIAN 18641929
559
GEGHAM TERKARAPETIAN MsHO GEGHAM 1865
565
The Source
572
My Land
578
AVETIS AHARONIAN 18661948
592
from In the Fields
670
ARSHAK CHOPANIAN 18721954
680
To the Moon
686
RUBEN VORBERIAN 18731931
693
RUBEN ZARDARIAN 18741915
701
ONNIK CHIFTESARAF 18741932
709
YEVTERPE ZARUHI KALEMKIARIAN 18741971
719
MARI SVACHIAN NINETEENTHTWENTIETH
728
AVETIK ISAHAKIAN 18751957
734
Abu Ala alMahari
740
SHUSHANIK KURGHINIAN 18761927
748
MlKAYELMANUELIAN 18771944
760
King Aram
767
SIAMANTO ATOM YARCHANIAN 18781915
774
The Dance
780
Ode to Verlaine
786
ZAPEL YESAYAN 18781943
792
ARAZI MovsES HARUTIUNIAN 18781964
799
In Those Black Days
805
MlKAYEL KlURCHIAN 18791965
812
GEGHAM BARSEGHIAN 18831915
826
Topich
833
DANIEL VARUZHAN 18841915
843
The Lamp
850
RUBEN SEVAK 18851915
858
VAHAN TERIAN 18851920
866
Farewell Song
872
MISAK METZARENTS 18861908
885
HAKOB ANTONIAN 18871967
900
HRACH ZARDARIAN 18921986
918
VAHAN TOTOVENTS 18941938
935
HAMASTEGH HAMBARDZUM GELENIAN 1895
951
YEGHISHE CHARENTS 18971937
958
Love the SunBaked Taste of Armenian Words
970
Solitude
976
NSHAN PESHIKTASHLIAN 18981972
984
The Alpine Violet
990
ARAM HAYKAZ 19001986
1000
ZAREH VORBUNI 190280
1007
GURGEN MAHARI 190369
1013
On Guard People
1020
from Retreat without Song
1026
On the Road to Insomnia
1032
Index
1047
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Hacikyan is a Canadian university professor and writer of Armenian descent.

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