Avetik Isahakyan


The great Armenian poet Avetik Isahakyan had a stormy life. He took part in revolutionary movements, was imprisoned, lived in exile, then returned to his homeland, actively participated in literary and social life. How do an active public figure and a lyrical poet come together in one person? What are the key episodes of Isahakyan's life and work. Avetik Isahakyan's behavior is read in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Who are you, Yerevan?


In the songs, Yerevan is pink, with cold springs, an intimate, capital of heart and love.  Yerevan is different in modern literature. Another collapsing building, faded wallpaper, failed love, a story of humiliation, labyrinth, etc.  How is Yerevan in literature? Has literature found its Yerevan?  Yerevayan's originals are read in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

The phenomenon of Levon Khechoyan


After the independence of Armenia, the name of Levon Khechoyan stood out in the literary field almost immediately, as a name that defines the feature of our modern literature. What set Levon Khechoyan apart from other authors? What was it about his literature that was so quickly accepted and loved by everyone?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan read Levon Khechoyan's literature in parallel.

In what edition to read the classics?


Is it so important to differentiate the type of book when choosing a book? Does it matter who published it? Types of publication are discussed by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Life in one day


In novels, writers experiment with time, speeding up or slowing down, confusing the past, the present, and sometimes even the future. They can describe centuries in a few pages, or in a giant novel, a day. The novels unfolding during one day are read in parallel by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

Magical realism and its Armenian charm


When the phrase "magical realism" is heard, everyone immediately remembers Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his novels, especially "One Hundred Years of Solitude".  Is Marquez the founder of magical realism? How to distinguish the work written in that direction from imitation? Is it possible to talk about Armenian magical realism?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan read Armenian and world literature on the topic in parallel.

Khachatur Abovyan


Khachatur Abovyan, one of the brightest figures not only in Armenian literature, but also in Armenian history. An exceptional writer, an innovative and wonderful pedagogue, a person completely devoted to the homeland. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan read Khachatur Abovyan's behavior in parallel. 

Outdated literature


Some types of literature inevitably become obsolete, although masterpieces created centuries ago and eternal values ​​are known that continue to accompany humanity to this day.  On the other hand, there are many cases when the created text is already outdated. Why is literature obsolete, what should be taken into account in order not to create already obsolete literature? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

Where are the twenty-year-old literary geniuses?


"This sick, genius young man," says Charents about Metsarents. What is the "age limit" of a genius young man in literature? Why were they more in previous centuries? Which of the Armenian writers would be considered a genius young man if they deserved the fate of Duryan and Metsarents? And finally, why don't we meet 20-year-old literary geniuses today? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

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".