“The Martyred Armenian Writers 1915-1922: An Anthology” By Dr.H.M.Markarian

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Dr. Herand M. Markarian’s book, “The Martyred Armenian Writers 1915-1922: An Anthology” surveys the lives and writings of 13 authors who perished during the Armenian Genocide, several of whom on the night of April 24, 1915, along with many other community leaders, intellectuals and clergy in Constantinople were gathered and deported, never to be seen again.

The book, organized into three parts, includes general introductions to western Armenian literature of the 19th Century and to the Armenian Genocide. The third part of the book contains short biographies of some of the most beloved Armenian writers of the era, along with a bibliography of their writings. Dr. Markarian also provides a sample of excerpts from each author, translated into English. “The development of Armenian literature is a unique phenomenon in the history of world literature,” writes Markarian. “In contrast to others, it developed in countries where the official language was not Armenian.”

Herand Markarian is a scientist, professor, playwright, poet, director, actor, literary and theater critic, and translator. He was born in Basrah, Iraq. He has authored 26 plays and 13 books. He has directed 53 plays and acted in 50 others.

 

 

 

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