For Whom is the Literary Press Today?


The literary press has published not only literary works, but also social and political issues of concern. The best example is the "Garun" magazine. Can any literary or electronic periodical have such a reputation today? For whom is the literary press today? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating

The Literature of the First Republic


The first Republic of Armenia, with its tragically short biography, nevertheless creates grounds for recording exceptional patterns for various spheres of Armenian life. According to the principles of periodicization of the history of literature, this short period should have been subjected to even a brief periodicization, which was never done. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating. 

Writers' Memoirs: Literature or Documentary?


Can we consider the writers' memoirs as a valid source of their life and period, or is there a lot of subjectivity of the author in the memoirs? Why do writers write memoirs? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

From Where and How to Start Reading?


We often complain that we read less, and there is no reading culture. And do we teach reading? How to start reading? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

The Pleasure and Heaviness of Work in Literature


The theme of work is widely used in literature and Armenian folklore. If in folk songs and games the hard work is slightly idealized, and there are glorious nuances, then in literature, especially in the images of urban-labor work, the motives of social injustice, not enjoying the work, the difficult condition of the worker prevail. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating on the topic. 

Genocide literature


Extensive scientific and fictional literature on the Armenian Genocide has been created around the world. Only a bibliographic list of that literature can make up an entire volume. However, our knowledge and awareness of fiction in particular is limited to a few works. Why are we not aware of the  so-called genocide literature? What are some important things that are unjustly ignored?
Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

Hamo voskeberan Sahyan


Why are Hamo Sahyan's poems so loved?  What is the secret of his unquenchable interest in his work?  How to write about man, nature, homeland, love so that the reader keeps coming back, reading and being inspired? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

Prohibited Armenian literature


In the 19th century, Armenian literature was subject to the intervention of tsarist and Ottoman censors.  Armenian writers of the Soviet period were also always accompanied by the direct and invisible presence of the censor.  But there are also prohibited books.  What books were prohibited in our country and why? Was it only due to "bureaucratic interference"? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

Jesus Christ in Armenian literature


The Gospel episodes of Christ's earthly life, His word, His crucifixion and resurrection have been widely read in Armenian and world literature and art. How do writers reflect on the image of the Savior, what sacraments do they find and present?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are talking.

Obstacles of reading Western-Armenian literature


Reading Western-Armenian as well as Diasporan literature is not widely covered in Armenia.  How to solve problems related to reading, dissemination, and new research? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.

Poetry today


Lyric poetry and poetry have always been loved and readable. There is an impression that in recent years readers preferre prose works, especially novels. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate on the difficulties, necessity and significance of reading poetry.

From Sad Astghik to Navzike


Every woman who appeared in Charents' life was "marked" by poetic realizations. How did Charents' loves affect his creative process? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating.