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"

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.

Misak Metsarenc


One of the most famous and beloved authors of Armenian poetry, Misak Metsarents, had a short life, but left a deep mark on the history of Armenian literature. How to perceive and evaluate the poetry of this Old-Armenian poet, what is the relationship between life and poetry in his works? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

Festive Literature


Especially with the impression left by the Soviet-Armenian literature, a misconception has been formed that any poem or story written on the occasion of a feast or an anniversary is definitely a tribute to the ruling ideology and is intended to please the authorities of the day. However, "festive" or "calendar" literature has very old roots and traditions in our reality, reaching up to ritual prayers and sorcery. What is festive literature, what are its manifestations? Have valuable literary works been created in that context? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating these issues.

Yeghishe Charents Part 2


What was the last and tragic period of Charents' life and work, what were the messages of his last collection, "Book of the Road", could Charents survive in the conditions in which he died? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating. 

Yegishe Charents


A genius work, difficult times and great tragedies.  It is very difficult to summarize the life and work of Yeghishe Charents in one or two conversations.  However, one can try to outline the main episodes of Charents' behavior. This is exactly what literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan do.

The Literature cinema


Armenian cinema began with the screening of a literary work; in 1925 the film "Namus" was released based on Shirvanzade's novel. The first Armenian sound film again had a literary basis: in 1935 Hamo Bek-Nazaryan screened Gabriel Sundukyan's "Pepo".  It is interesting that Hayk Ordyan's recently released film "Zulali" is again inspired by literature. What are the features of literary cinema, what does it lose or gain when the song is screened, does the book determine the glory of cinema or vice versa?  These issues are discussed in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.