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Hakob Mndzuri is the latest Western Armenian writer. In 1915, Mndzuri left for Constantinople for a short time, but never returned to the village Armtan. Days after he left, his parents, wives and four children were killed. He wrote about the village Armtan in Yerznka province for all his life. The first book was published when he was very old. His prose was a revelation in Armenian literature. Today, Mndzuri is perceived as one of the greatest Armenian prose writers.
 
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