The life and tragedy of Gurgen Mahari


Gurgen Mahari's life coincided with the most turbulent and eventful period in the history of our nation. Great Genocide, declaration and fall of the First Republic, Sovietization of Armenia, violence of the 1930s, Dznhal of the 1960s, etc. Maharu was destined to be the contemporary and the witness, the hero and the victim of all these events. The life and tragedy of Gurgen Mahari are discussed by Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan in "Parallel Readings".

Why fantasy?


Why do fantasy novels and films attract people, and not only children and teenagers? Why don't related genres, such as fairy tales, myths, epics, historical novels, etc., have the same success? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate in "Parallel Readings".

Why and to whom are literary works dedicated?


In Armenian and worldwide literature, there are thousands of works dedicated to specific people.  Moreover, most of them are not just gifts, but may contain aesthetic depths, intimate secrets, hints or even disputes and disagreements. Why and to whom are literary works dedicated, is it possible to make scientific and research findings based on these dedications? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate in "Parallel Readings".

The national saving heroes of Armenian literature. part 2


Who are the national saving heroes of Armenian literature and what are their plans? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan continue to debate.

 

The National Saving Heroes of Armenian literature. Part 1


Almost all our authors tried to create national savior characters, had visions of such heroes. Who are these heroes, with what plan and purpose were they created? In "Parallel Readings", literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate about the national saving heroes of Armenian literature.

Vahan Teryan's vision of Yerkir Nairi


Why does Vahan Teryan bring Yerkir Nairi from the dust of antiquity to the reality of the 20th century? Is this an expression of powerlessness, an escape from reality, a magical act? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".

Patriotism according to literature


In the modern world, technological possibilities allow you to "travel" everywhere. And how does literature help to get to know the homeland? What accents does he make that you do not see in photos or videos?
Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".

Unfinished novels


It may seem surprising, but many significant novels known from Armenian and European literature, for various reasons, have remained unfinished.  However, this did not prevent them from being published, read and loved. Why do novels remain unfinished, what is their artistic value, how should they be read? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".

Issues of state and statehood in the Armenian literature of the Soviet period


The idea of ​​Armenia's independence, which has always prevailed in Armenian literature, became a reality in 1918 and collapsed very quickly. After the fall of the First Republic, the Soviet republic formed its demands and problems in the literature. Was the idea of ​​an independent state somehow raised in Soviet Armenian literature, was the existence of the First Republic valued as a centuries-old dream realized, and in general, what is the place and role of state's statehood in Soviet Armenian literature?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".

The bad guys of Armenian literature


Negative hero, anti-hero, villain, antagonist, adversary, enemy. These concepts characterize the characters who oppose the heroes in the theory of literature. These characters, however, are actually quite diverse, multi-layered. How are the anti-heroes or negative characters of Armenian literature? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".

The understanding of statehood in Khorenatsi's "Armenian History"


The understanding of statehood in Khorenatsi's "Armenian History"

Boundaries of a biographical novel


Autobiographical novels became very popular in Armenian literature in the 1930s. Stepan Zoryan's "A Life Story", Vahan Totovents's "Life on the Ancient Roman Road", Gurgen Mahari's "Childhood" and "Youth", Zapel Yesayan's "Gardens of Silichtar" novels were published. At the same time, biographical novels began to be written about cultural, social, political, and other prominent figures. What are the characteristics of autobiographical works? Are there any significant differences and boundaries between biographical-documentary novels and just between works about a famous person? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".