A reference guide to modern Armenian literature, 1500-1920 : with an introductory history /
compiled and with an introduction by Kevork B. Bardakjian.
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2000.
714 p.
0814327478 (alk. paper)
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Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2000.
0814327478 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2001-09-01:
Intending to promote further interest and research, this book will be an indispensable source for students and scholars of Armenian literature. Spanning 15 centuries, Armenian literature's "modern" manifestations developed significantly in the 18th century and blossomed in the 19th and 20th in the works of Abovian (1809-48), considered the father of Armenian literature, Sundukian (1825-1912), Raffi (1835-88), Paronian (1843-91), Zohrab (1861-1915), Otian (1869-1926), Tumanian (1869-1923), and Charents (1897-1937). Armenians aspired to be free from Turkish oppression and hoped for ultimate political independence (see Raffi's Samuel). The extraordinarily rich and diverse character of Armenian literature emerges from this book. Bardakjian's excellent introductory essay, which treats Armenian literature 1500-1920, provides a concise account of the literary, political, social, and cultural background to each century, followed by a brief biographical and literary summary of the principal authors. Chiefly devoted to biobibliographical entries and bibliographical materials, this book is an impressive achievement, the product of some 20 years of intensive labor and erudition. It is best used with The Armenian Image in History and Literature, ed. by Richard Hovannisian (1981). General and academic readers. V. D. Barooshian Wells College
Appeared in Library Journal on 1999-07:
Twenty years in the making, this massive reference to Armenian literature is designed to provide access to texts of and secondary writings about Armenian authors born between 1500 and 1920. Bardakjian, author of two other books on Armenian literature and history, picks up where A Bibliography of Classical Armenian Literature to 1500 AD (written by a colleague for the same project) leaves off. The reference is divided into three main sections. The first, alone a great resource for college students, provides six lengthy introductory chapters on the development of Armenian literature, key writers, and the political and social context over five centuries (16th through early 20th). The second section is bio-bibliographical, with each entry including the author's pen names, a brief biography, and a bibliography of writings listing translated editions where appropriate. The final section includes separate bibliographies of reference works, bibliographies, folklore, studies of shorter periods, minstrels, literary influences, prosody, and anthologies both in Armenian and in translation. Recommended for academic libraries supporting comparative literature programs.ÄNeal Wyatt, Chesterfield Cty. P.L., VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Prefacep. 13
Transcription of Armenianp. 15
Abbreviationsp. 16
A General History of Armenian Literature, 1500-1990p. 21
The Sixteenth Centuryp. 23
The Seventeenth Centuryp. 46
The Eighteenth Centuryp. 74
The Nineteenth Centuryp. 99
The Twentieth Century: The First Two Decadesp. 150
The Twentieth Century: 1920-1990p. 201
Bio-Bibliographical Entries: Authors Born between 1500 and 1920p. 253
Bibliographies and Reference Literaturep. 587
General Bibliographies of Armenian Literaturep. 589
General Reference Works on Armenian Literaturep. 594
Studies of Shorter Periodsp. 598
Anthologiesp. 623
Anthologies in Armenianp. 625
Anthologies in Translationp. 629
Special Topicsp. 631
Asuls (Minstrels)p. 633
Folklorep. 635
Literary Influencesp. 641
Prosodyp. 647
Indexesp. 649
Principal Authorsp. 651
General Names and Subjectsp. 687
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