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Primarily non-Armenian writers are represented in its pages. These writers will be connected to Armenia and their works will be presented for international recognition from Armenia. His aim is to open up a door toward trends and understandings of international poetry and launch a passageway for Armenians into that world. Modernism and post-modernism in poetry has influenced and conscripted Armenian poets regardless of the language they write in. And I mean true modernism, progressing with the time, and not replicating it with strange formal, physical, and visual shapes and appearances.
The trend is to oppose conservatism in poetry and keep up with the evolution and development of international poetry. And it is in this international arena that talented Armenian poets penetrate with their tales of suffering and cries of justice for the nation. The family story in dramaturgy The family stories inspire theatrical pieces, with inherent immediate impact, by the third generation.
Alishan adopted the form of ancient Greek tragedy, a chorus on stage to begin:. Could we be the generations, not just ours, but all the nations. Could we speak for all the dead. Let us stay and let us see If any of them can be free. An impossible effort resulting in day to day tragedy. The play has been translated into many languages including Turkish and staged in several countries in the last two decades. Alex was only eight at the time.
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The backdrop of the play is of course the Genocide and its aftermath with pernicious effects on the peace and wellbeing of families in whose makeup there is a dark secret detrimental if revealed. He was sent to America for safe keeping. The next year his entire family was massacred. A successful playwright, she was challenged by Armenian women during a conference to write something on Armenians.
She promised she would. It was first performed in Judith had the privilege of growing up with a great-grandmother and two grandmothers, survivors from Mersin. It is their story and their life in the New World that is told through the lens of a modern great-granddaughter. Based on my readings, I would say, the favorite genre is poetry, anthologies and collections of poems by an individual poet, speak of the aspiration for universal values, thoughts, and ideas.
The sweet childhood memories thus are intertwined with the inherited memory of the massacres and deportation. He knows the sad stories of Turkish sword, the suffering in the desert.
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In a poem simply titled Tzare The tree , he symbolizes the Armenian Genocide with a pomegranate tree laden with fruit, whose blood red seeds are spilling, the Turk devours the fruit and uproots the tree. Armenians have walked barefoot for such long time in the desert. But then, there is the pomegranate bush, all green.
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Then, there is the giant green pomegranate tree. Then, there is the Hayastan the forest of giant fruit trees. Varand is a well-known poet in Iran who began to write poetry in an early age to express his yearning for the homeland he has never seen and his anger against those who usurped his ancestral land and brought on the Calamity. His grandparents are from Erzerum, survivors of the Genocide with tragic stories of loss. He published a series of poems on the theme of Genocide, titled Skhratesil With the look of the brave in dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Genocide, with a vision of the past glories, the titans of Armenian history, the invasion of the barbaric tribes, subjugation, slaughter, death and resurrection, survival.
In a short untitled poem, accompanying the biography of his grandparents and their life story full of misery and misfortune in the aftermath of the Genocide , Varand writes,.
Other names of Iranian Armenians whose poetry is marked by memories of the Genocide, Nunik Darbinian, granddaughter of a Genocide survivor, Ayida Mousakhanian, with no apparent lineage of ancestry in Western Armenia. Without an ancestral lineage to the Catastrophe The effects of the Armenian Genocide spread not only vertically, that is from a survivor to the offspring and the next and the next generation, but also horizontally. People with the same ethnic origin can share traditions, culture, history, and of course identity.
Common history, an important component of ethnic identity, in the case of Armenians has the Genocide at its core. Diana Der- Hovannessian writes,. We are children of Der Zor. He had not, so he read it. That was the beginning of his years-long and difficult journey of writing a novel that portrays the deportations, the suffering of the Armenian people, and the brutality of the perpetrators, a journey that took him to Turkey to experience the routes of deportation and the hardship involved.
The novel ends in uncertainty. The conflicts, the twists and turns of the plot remain tangled up with no prospect of any solution in sight. Is the author doing this on purpose, suggesting the complexity of the Turkish erception of the tragedy of the past and the impossibility of Turkish-Armenian reconciliation? Or maybe he faces incapacitation at the end and gives up without being able to collect the lose ends and wrapup.
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The novel was published in Russian and Armenian and later translated into many language including Turkish. The desire to sound different, to say something contradicting the aims and beliefs of the majority was a misleading trend right around , as were irresponsible, artless statements that harmed the development of a culturally and politically sound direction toward the solution of the Armenian Cause. Misleading is also the lure of Turkey as a cultured, modern, and hospitable place to visit and the possibility of reconciliation propagated by the 3rd parties for the sake of peace and less headache in the region.
Indeed, the accessibility of Turkey in the last couple of decades has offered an opportunity for Armenians to come with physical contact with their roots, a search for ancestral towns, villages, even homes. Some call these Armenian group and individual visits to Turkey, a pilgrimage. A pilgrimage to the ancestral lands, or a fact-finding mission: A physical confrontation with the Genocide.
The trip usually begins with apprehension, even reluctance, but the outcome one way or another is always tangible and effective. Ellen Sarkissian Chesnut travelled to Turkey, where her father had lived or passed through as a refugee. She needed information about his village, the people, the victims and their experience in order to understand and construct a physical and historical context for her story. Herand Markarian took the trip to trace the route his father and thousands of others had taken.
And at every step of the way, he experienced a close encounter with the denial of the Genocide. I fluctuate between what I have dreamt and what I now see. She was even ready to obliterate the category of nationalities and make humanity her nation. I developed, moving from unknowingly being Armenian Turkishly to knowingly becoming American, Armenianly.
Alicia Ghiragossian seeks to find herself and her identity in the land of her forefathers. I would like to touch that land to feel my past in its fragrance and reclaim my essence. We exist here and now but just in halves as we also belong there where old voices are still haunting us.
And she did. She had copies of family photographs with her to bury in there. But the Mersin her grandmothers had described had changed drastically, and the cemetery was not the place she wanted to leave her family vestiges. So, she took the photographs to the beach, her grandmothers boasted about and entrusted them to the waves of the Mediterranean Sea. Ani Hovannisian Kevorkian accompanied by his father, Prof. She returned with a stronger determination to remember and to make sure that the memories will perpetuate and persist in generations to come.
She turned the shots and the footage she brought back into an well-made documentary to eternalize the traces she uncovered.
Before writing her play on life and loss in Erzinga, Adriana Sevahn Nichols traveled there to see the place her grandfather grew up and the infamous bridge of Kemagh to sense the atrocities that had happened to the people of Erzinga on that bridge. Armenian traditions and mores as well as the nature and atmosphere of Sasun could not come alive so convincingly in As the Poppies Bloom , if Maral Boyadjian did not travel to the place to personally experience and come into contact with what remained.
What does Nancy Kricorian, poet and novelist, hope to find? Her paternal grandmother and her brother, young children at the time, were the only survivors of their large family driven out of Mersin in Then I found out that you Fethiye were part of our family and Turkish at the same time. But I still hate all those who deny what happened; these people I shall never forgive. Oct 07, Sevag Sarmazian rated it really liked it.
I enjoyed this book very much. So not only did 1. The full scope of the Medz Yeghern is truly immeasurable. Thank y I enjoyed this book very much. Thank you, Ms Cetin, for not being brainwashed by Turkish government propaganda and for having the courage to write the truth about your family and for sharing it with others.
Mar 10, Marlene rated it really liked it. This is a short book that is full of emotions - so much sadness, so much love. While I did not know much about the Armenian genocide before reading this book, this book presents a personal side to a terrible tragedy which resulted in a sense of understanding for me that I don't think I could have gotten from a historical telling of the events.
Apr 09, lkh0ja rated it it was amazing Shelves: history , turkey , armenia. Heartbreaking read, but an absolute must for those wishing to learn more about the devastating effects of the Armenian genocide. The author details her grandmother's life with such precision that you immediately fall in love with the family. Truly a must read. Jan 23, Peyvand Afshar rated it it was amazing. Best book I ever read. Aug 11, Yiannis rated it really liked it.