6 article(s) translated from Armenian

from A Book, Untitled: Preface, or We As Two Separate Planets

Translator’s Note: In this first chapter of Book-Untitled, Shushan Avagyan lays the loose framework for the rest of her book: an imagined encounter between two early twentieth-century feminist writers,…...

Wide Shot

A small piece of land, a hole dug by a blind mole and a mound of clay soil pushed out by its snout—pity the small coriander garden that has settled itself here, pushing aside some pretty bad things.…...

Before Sunrise

for h.s. The long silence is broken by a buzz of descending words about how the day stretches like a deformed piece of chewing gum. Ever since you lost the taste in your mouth, it leaves behind a couplet:…...

I’m Not Going to Die

“Are you sad?” “I don’t know.” “Did something happen?” “….” “You know, I don’t like it when I ask a question and you don’t…...

from “The Remnants”

Note: A towering figure in modern Western Armenian literature, Hagop Oshagan casts a long shadow as a prolific novelist, literary critic and historian, short-story writer, and dramatist. He was born in…...

St. Mesrop Cycle

EULOGISTIC Most holy grave of Oshakan, Soil of intellect today, from whence An illustrious history of fifteen stormy centuries, From East to West--two Armenias entire, Moves freely, praying, toward You…...