Books & Art


Poem: Ode to Sleep

By Aris Shaklian, 1934 Translated by Tatul Sonentz   Like mother’s milk, I knew you, nectar sweet, Cherished like the dusky pupils of both eyes, As you lay on me your soft fingers, so fleet, Shifting to my lips from my eyelashes, Allowing my drowsy head to repose On your breast, like a lazy [more...]

February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments


‘Etudes Arméniennes Contemporaines’ Available for Free Online

The editorial board of “Etudes Arméniennes Contemporaines,” a publication of AGBU Bibliothèque Nubar, recently announced that the journal is now available free of charge on With the support of CLEO (or Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte) and OpenEdition, all [more...]

January 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

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New Suny Book on Genocide to Be Published in April

April 24 this year will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, an atrocity whose international repercussions are still widely felt today. Drawing on archival documents and eye-witness accounts, Ronald Grigor Suny’s They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History [more...]

January 23, 2015 // 4 Comments

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‘Straw Dolls’: A Film about the Armenian Genocide

LOS ANGELES—New Jersey native and filmmaker Jon Milano is honoring his connection to the Armenian community with “Straw Dolls,” a film that focuses on the Armenian Genocide of 1915. “Having grown up with such a strong Armenian community in New Jersey, this is a subject that is close to my [more...]

January 16, 2015 // 10 Comments

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Vosbikian’s ‘Bedros’ Now Available on Amazon

MOORESTOWN, N.J.—Author Irene Vosbikian recently re-released Bedros, a novel detailing her father-in-law’s personal account of life in the Ottoman Empire, his escape from the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and his eventual immigration to America. Cover of ‘Bedros’ Vosbikian met her [more...]

January 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Cover of Matthew Karanian's 'Historic Armenia after 100 Years: Ani, Kars, and the Six Provinces of Western Armenia '

First Guide Book to Western Armenia to Be Released in February

The groundbreaking new book Historic Armenia after 100 Years: Ani, Kars, and the Six Provinces of Western Armenia will be released by the Stone Garden Press on Feb. 15. Cover of Matthew Karanian’s ‘Historic Armenia after 100 Years: Ani, Kars, and the Six Provinces of Western [more...]

January 5, 2015 // 3 Comments

Roger Krikorian during his playing days

CD Set Memorializes Roger Krikorian

WATERTOWN, Mass.—Seven years after his death, the music of Roger Krikorian is still being heard and appreciated. Roger Krikorian during his playing days Just released was a two-CD compilation of the artist’s favorite recordings, which could certainly qualify for some of his best work over what [more...]

December 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

Cover of ‘Ottoman Armenians: Life, Culture, Society’

Houshamadyan Releases ‘Ottoman Armenians: Life, Culture, Society’

By Haroutiun Kurkjian Translated by Khatchig Mouradian This is the title of the volume that Houshamadyan presented to the public as its first publication, three years after launching the website with the same title ( Already from a first glance standing out as an elegant volume, [more...]

December 19, 2014 // 3 Comments

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Abu Lala Mahari: Fifth Surah

By Avediq Isahakian Translated by Tatul Sonentz (Note: Read the first surah here, and the fourth surah here.)   Fifth Surah   And the caravan, confidently breaking through the jinns’ ferocious twister-dance’s spells, Straight and fearless, kept forging onwards in rhythm with the [more...]

December 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cover of Raffi Youredjian's 'Tour de Armenia'

Three Holiday Gift Ideas from the Armenian Diaspora of Europe

By Dorothy Garabedian It’s that time of year again, when we start thinking about unique gifts for special people. From the European diaspora here are three suggestions that are sure to be appreciated by their recipients.   Book: ‘Tour de Armenia’ Cover of Raffi Youredjian’s [more...]

December 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

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