My Library: Hovhannes Hovhannisyan – Poems
“My Library” series offers a collection of an Armenian poet, linguist, translator and educator Hovhannes Hovhannisyan’s poems.
Hovhannes Hovhannisyan greatly enriched Modern Armenian through his own work as well as translations. Together with Russian writer Valery Bryusov, he became the first to translate ancient Armenian manuscripts into Modern Armenian. He also translated works from classic and then-contemporary writers, including Homer, Shakespeare, Goethe, Hugo, Ibsen, Nekrasov, Pushkin, and Schiller.
He was a supporter of the 1917 Russian Revolution and the creation of the Soviet Union. In 1922, he worked in the Council of People’s Commissars setting up the new Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Each book from “My library” series represents one of classical Armenian writers or poets’ best works. The series is intended for schoolchildren, students, adult readers and generally all those who are interested in Armenian literature.