Books & Art


Columnist Kasbarian Releases Dikranagerd-Armenian Dialect Dictionary

Teaneck, N.J.—After years of compilation, a new dictionary of words and expressions from the Dikranagerd-Armenian dialect is now available. Titled, “Inch g’usis”: A Dikranagerdtsi Vernacular Handbook,” the term “Inch g’usis” literally means “What do you say?” in the dialect of [more...]

December 9, 2013 // 13 Comments

Tatul Sonentz Papazian

Poem: Nightsun

Street to street, demented signal, line-drawn land enters the city with open arteries – where wounds are dressed with the salve of speech, and the garb of poverty is left to wrap the entire dissolving body. I need a dime now to call my misery.   Oh, look, look, clouds disappear once more [more...]

December 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Spring-Summer 2013 issue of the Armenian Review

Armenian Review Appoints Assistant Editor, Releases New Issue

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Spring-Summer 2013 issue of the Armenian Review, published earlier this month, includes articles ranging from historic textual analysis to current political issues. The Spring-Summer 2013 issue of the Armenian Review In the first article, Albert Stepanyan reexamines and [more...]

October 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

The cover of the eBook version of 'As I See It'

‘As I See It: Selected Writings of Leo Sarkisian’ eBook Released

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Hairenik Association has republished As I See It: Selected Writings of Leo Sarkisian as an e-Book. As I See It can be downloaded for $9.99 on the Kindle, iTunes and Google Play stores (search for “Leo Sarkisian”). The book contains a collection of essays on [more...]

September 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

All the Light There Was is a story of loss, love, and finding the guiding light when darkness prevails.

Love and War: The Story of a Girl in Occupied France

All The Light There Was By Nancy Kricorian Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2013) 279 pages, $24.00 Anarchists, communists, liberals, Jews, émigrés—Frenchmen from all walks of life resisted the Nazi occupation in France and the Vichy regime during World War II. They [more...]

September 18, 2013 // 3 Comments


Painter Jansem Dies at 93

PARIS (A.W.)—Renowned French-Armenian painter Jansem passed away on Aug. 27 at the age of 93 in his residence in a suburb of Paris.  Born Jean Semerjian in 1920 in Selez near Bursa, Turkey, to a family of silk spinners, he moved to Thessaloniki, Greece, with his family during the Kemalist [more...]

August 29, 2013 // 3 Comments

Karanian will tell the story of how he and co-author Robert Kurkjian created Armenia’s first travel guide more than a decade ago, and how that guide has grown and evolved through three editions to become the award-winning book that was recently released.

Matthew Karanian to Present ‘Armenia and Karabakh’ in New Britain

NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—On Sun., Sept. 22, the two Armenian churches of New Britain will jointly host Atty. Matthew Karanian for a photographic slide show and talk featuring his latest book, Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide. Karanian will tell the story of how he and co-author [more...]

August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

The cover of 'Atlas of Historical Armenia'

ANEC Releases ‘Atlas of Historical Armenia’

The Armenian National Education Committee (ANEC) recently announced its publication of the bilingual (Armenian and English) Atlas of Historical Armenia, edited by Dr. Vartan Matiossian, the executive director of the ANEC. The Atlas was published under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan [more...]

August 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

The mountaintop monastery of Vankasar stands vigil high above the ruins of Tigranakert, in the Askeran region of Artsakh. The ruins of the Tigranakert of Artsakh date back to the first century BC. Photo © 2013 Matthew Karanian

Tigranakert, Artsakh: Story and Photos by Matthew Karanian

Layer by layer, the excavated ruins of one of the ancient Armenian cities of Tigranakert is revealing evidence of a once-thriving Armenian settlement that dates back to before the time of Christ. The ruins of Tigranakert of Artsakh (foreground) and the recently reconstructed castle. Photo © 2013 [more...]

July 25, 2013 // 28 Comments

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