Aghasi Ayvazyan. Armenians and the world


Prose writer, playwright, screenwriter, director Aghasi Ayvazyan is a Soviet-Armenian, also one of the most unique faces of Armenian prose of the independence period. Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate the work of Aghasi Ayvazyan, first of all known to the general reader as the screenwriter of "Father" and "Triangle" films, in particular his prose on the topics of Armenian identity and relations with the world. 

How the poem disappeared


"Literary Generation of the 1960s": Hovhannes Grigoryan, Henrik Edoyan, Artem Harutyunyan, David Hovhannes, Samvel Kosyan, Armen Martirosyan ...
How was this generation formed, what news did it bring, what role did their creation play in the history of Armenian poetry?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

The taste and smell of Armenian literature


Various ideas and motives related to the meaning of food have been reflected in ancient rituals, myths, other folklore works and literature. They are seen as realities of public life, cultural food habits, important indicators of identity, and acquire artistic functions in the literature. What are the food or culinary codes of Armenian literature? What is the taste and smell of Armenian literature? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss these issues in "Parallel Readings".

The neglected and overestimated in Paruyr Sevaks's poetry


There is either a supremacist-religious attitude towards the work of Paruyr Sevak, particularly poetry, or a denial that leads to denial. This kind of perception is brought to a certain harmony only in sober literary analyzes. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate the issues of the ratio of neglect to overestimation in Sevak's perceptions of poetry in "Parallel Readings".

The Lexicon of Armenian Writers


To what extent and how do writers use the main vocabulary of the language, line by line, book by book, by content, how does the vocabulary change? Can vocabulary richness or limitation become a criterion for evaluating literature?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss these issues in "Parallel Readings".

Hovhannes Tumanyan


Why should every Armenian know Hovhannes Tumanyan's biography well? How is the behavior of a "skilled, genius man of Lori", a poet, an Armenian, an intellectual, a citizen, instructive?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss Hovhannes Tumanyan's behavior in "Parallel Readings".

Unknown facts about famous books


Books, like people, have destinies, unique circumstances of creation, and often they are very remarkable and interesting events. They can help to interpret and comprehend these works to some extent, but they themselves are interesting as bibliographical events. Unknown stories about famous works are discussed by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan in "Parallel Readings".

Academic publication of Charents's works. Is it possible today?


In the 1960s, on the occasion of Yeghishe Charents's 70th birthday, his works were academically published in 6 volumes. However, various manuscripts of Charents were removed from hiding places, and new, unknown and atypical specimens of Charents's legacy were published.  The demand for the academic publication of Charents's works has already matured, is it possible to fulfill today? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in the "Parallel Readings".

Literary 2021. What to read?


The year 2021, despite many difficulties, can be considered fruitful in terms of publishing-about 600 books have been published. What fiction books have been published, what advice would we give to read, to what extent does the publishing field respond to the situation in our country and in the world? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss these issues in "Parallel Readings"

Holy Nativity Journey


Rev. Fr. Mushe Vahanyan takes the children of families settled in the Aparan region after the 2020 Artsakh war to a trip. They have to celebrate the Holy Nativity.

Writers known for one work


There are writers who have become famous for just one work. How and why does it turn out that way, how should the complete work of those authors be evaluated? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

"Hayk and Bel: From Babylon to the land of Ararat illustration publishing


Is there any interest in the comic book genre in Armenia? What way did "Hayk and Bel: From Babylon to the Land of Ararat ”illustrated book go, from idea to publication. Producer, lawyer Narek Van Ashughatoyan and illustrator Tigran Mangasaryan are in the Artfocus pavilion. The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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