Literature with Coffee Aroma


Coffee with its aroma, coffee drinking with its mysterious nature have turned from ordinary everyday life into an artistic value in literature.  Literature with the aroma of coffee is read in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Armenian Time in Poetry


After the book "Yerevan Hotel" Armen Shekoyan did not publish a single line of poetry, but his works written in the 1990s are very relevant today. What is the Armenian time like in Shekoyan's poetry? Is the repetition of realities connected with the ideological crisis of the society? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

Concomitant Books


We often hear that the book is a companion of a person or a nation, a consultant. Which books can be considered companions of our individual and national life? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss in "Parallel Readings".

Literature: Propaganda


The role of literature as a propaganda tool has been used and practiced since ancient times by all kinds of authorities. Is propaganda good or bad for literature? Does literature today retain its propaganda function? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".

 

Gikors of Armenian literature


From a young age we know the most tragic child of Armenian literature, Gikor. Gikor's fate makes us think about the injustice of life, the cruelty of people and the protection of children. Gikor's story, as a traumatic memory, accompanies us, developing a certain attitude towards the city and trade. Hovhannes Tumanyan manages to convince us that such heroes can have no other destiny, but there are also other examples of Armenian literature that prove the opposite. The critics of Armenian literature are discussed by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan Arkmenik Nikoghosyan in "Parallel Readings".

For Whom is the Literary Press Today?


The literary press has published not only literary works, but also social and political issues of concern. The best example is the "Garun" magazine. Can any literary or electronic periodical have such a reputation today? For whom is the literary press today? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating

The Literature of the First Republic


The first Republic of Armenia, with its tragically short biography, nevertheless creates grounds for recording exceptional patterns for various spheres of Armenian life. According to the principles of periodicization of the history of literature, this short period should have been subjected to even a brief periodicization, which was never done. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating. 

Writers' Memoirs: Literature or Documentary?


Can we consider the writers' memoirs as a valid source of their life and period, or is there a lot of subjectivity of the author in the memoirs? Why do writers write memoirs? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

From Where and How to Start Reading?


We often complain that we read less, and there is no reading culture. And do we teach reading? How to start reading? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

The Pleasure and Heaviness of Work in Literature


The theme of work is widely used in literature and Armenian folklore. If in folk songs and games the hard work is slightly idealized, and there are glorious nuances, then in literature, especially in the images of urban-labor work, the motives of social injustice, not enjoying the work, the difficult condition of the worker prevail. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating on the topic. 

Genocide literature


Extensive scientific and fictional literature on the Armenian Genocide has been created around the world. Only a bibliographic list of that literature can make up an entire volume. However, our knowledge and awareness of fiction in particular is limited to a few works. Why are we not aware of the  so-called genocide literature? What are some important things that are unjustly ignored?
Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

Hamo voskeberan Sahyan


Why are Hamo Sahyan's poems so loved?  What is the secret of his unquenchable interest in his work?  How to write about man, nature, homeland, love so that the reader keeps coming back, reading and being inspired? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.