Wound of Armenia


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Wound of Armenia



Wound of Armenia

Author: Khachatur Abovyan

There has been published one of the best works of the Armenian writers in a full version. This work is very useful and foresees for them who learn Armenian language or want to read or to know the literature of the Armenian people and its history in a short time.

Khachatur Abovian (or Abovyan; October 15 1809 – April 14 1848 (disappeared)) was an Armenian writer and national public figure of the early 19th century who mysteriously vanished in 1848 and eventually presumed dead. He was an educator, poet and an advocate of modernization. Reputed as the father of modern Armenian literature, he is best remembered for his novel Wounds of Armenia. Written in 1841 and published posthumously in 1858, it was the first novel published in the modern Armenian language using the Eastern Armenian dialect instead of Classical Armenian.

Abovian was far ahead of his time and virtually none of his works was published during his lifetime. Only after the establishment of the Armenian SSR Abovian was accorded the recognition and stature he merited. Abovian is regarded as one of the foremost figures not just in Armenian literature but Armenian history at large. Abovian's influence on Western Armenian literature was not as strong as it was on Eastern Armenian, particularly in its formative years.
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Author(s) Khachatur Abovyan
Language(s) Armenian
Publisher(s) Zangak
Year 2016
Pages 398
Binding hardcover
Size 14.5 x 20.5 cm
ISBN 9789939016931

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