What is the golden age of Armenian literature?


We know from school textbooks that the golden age of Armenian literature is the 5th century. After the invention of writing, a great translation and literary movement began, as a result of which independent works of Armenian literature were created in parallel with translation works: historiography, philosophy, hymns, conduct-testimonies, commentary, etc. Is this period really the best in terms of significance in the history of Armenian literature and on what principles is it considered such? Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating. 

Between two floods- Independence and Armenian Poetry


The first years of independence were also a period of great changes for Armenian poetry. Today, many years later, a number of questions arise: how did poetry respond to that important historical event both in terms of content and form, why was independence not praised, how did the poets change and where did the readers disappear, were lasting works created? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and Hasmik Hakobyan are debating these questions.

Around one story: Hrant Matevosyan, "My Steed, my steed"


What distinguishes Hrant Matevosyan's not so well-known short story "My Steed, my steed"?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan reveal in "Parallel Readings". 

Who are fairy tales for?


The fairy tale is the most popular and folklore literary genre. Children communicate with the world through fairy tales. We first learn about good and evil, fair and unfair, work and laziness, heroism and treachery and many other fundamental concepts from fairy tales. However, many fairy tales are not just for children, they are even for adults only.  Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and philologist Nvard Vardanyan discuss the questions of the addressee, goals and significance of fairy tales in "Parallel Readings".

The life and tragedy of Gurgen Mahari


Gurgen Mahari's life coincided with the most turbulent and eventful period in the history of our nation. Great Genocide, declaration and fall of the First Republic, Sovietization of Armenia, violence of the 1930s, Dznhal of the 1960s, etc. Maharu was destined to be the contemporary and the witness, the hero and the victim of all these events. The life and tragedy of Gurgen Mahari are discussed by Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan in "Parallel Readings".

Why fantasy?


Why do fantasy novels and films attract people, and not only children and teenagers? Why don't related genres, such as fairy tales, myths, epics, historical novels, etc., have the same success? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate in "Parallel Readings".

Why and to whom are literary works dedicated?


In Armenian and worldwide literature, there are thousands of works dedicated to specific people.  Moreover, most of them are not just gifts, but may contain aesthetic depths, intimate secrets, hints or even disputes and disagreements. Why and to whom are literary works dedicated, is it possible to make scientific and research findings based on these dedications? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate in "Parallel Readings".

The national saving heroes of Armenian literature. part 2


Who are the national saving heroes of Armenian literature and what are their plans? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan continue to debate.

 

The National Saving Heroes of Armenian literature. Part 1


Almost all our authors tried to create national savior characters, had visions of such heroes. Who are these heroes, with what plan and purpose were they created? In "Parallel Readings", literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan debate about the national saving heroes of Armenian literature.

Vahan Teryan's vision of Yerkir Nairi


Why does Vahan Teryan bring Yerkir Nairi from the dust of antiquity to the reality of the 20th century? Is this an expression of powerlessness, an escape from reality, a magical act? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".

Patriotism according to literature


In the modern world, technological possibilities allow you to "travel" everywhere. And how does literature help to get to know the homeland? What accents does he make that you do not see in photos or videos?
Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".

Unfinished novels


It may seem surprising, but many significant novels known from Armenian and European literature, for various reasons, have remained unfinished.  However, this did not prevent them from being published, read and loved. Why do novels remain unfinished, what is their artistic value, how should they be read? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan are debating in "Parallel Readings".