What does the parable teach in the 21st century?


A parable is a didactic, often allegorical, short, profound conversation or verse that presents ideas that are relevant for all times. Do proverbs keep their meaning even in the 21st century? Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss the issue in the "Parallel Readings" program.

What is "The Little Prince" Really About?


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "The Little Prince" is interpreted in various readings as a children's tale about the relationship between adults and children, an allegory of a love story, an anti-fascist ideology, even an existential fable about loneliness. What is "The Little Prince" really about? Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discussed the layers of "Little Prince" in the "Parallel Readings" program.

Hovhannes Shiraz, 110th anniversary, Part 2


The influence of Hovhannes Shiraz's poetry was very great in Armenia and the Diaspora. His poems dedicated to the Armenian Genocide and Western Armenia are still the focus of readers' attention. How was the poet able to address these topics that were forbidden in the Soviet period and how relevant are these works today? These questions are discussed by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and Samvel Muradyan in the "Parallel Readings" program.

Hovhannes Shiraz, 110th anniversary, part 1


This year marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Hovhannes Shiraz. What was Shiraz's entry into literature, how was he able to create works of the traditions of Armenian pastoral poetry in the times of "factory" and propaganda poetry, and what was the attitude of the literary environment towards Shiraz, especially Yeghishe Charents? These questions are discussed by literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and Samvel Muradyan.

From a poem to a song and vice versa


Music and poetry have been closely related at all stages of the development of art. Many poets have also been musicians and many songwriters poets. We also have such examples in our time. How does the poetry match the music, are the lyrics a poem? Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and songwriter, poet Narek Kosmos discuss these questions in the "Parallel Readings" program.

The image of the mother in Armenian poetry of the beginning of the 20th century


Poems dedicated to mothers are regularly found in Armenian poetry, but the songs related to mothers was formed as a phenomenon in the Armenian poetry of the beginning of the 20th century, especially in the works of Avetik Isahakyan, Vahan Teryan, and later Yeghishe Charents. Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss this topic in the "Parallel Readings" program.

The Sacrament of the Resurrection in the allegories


The theme of the Holy Resurrection found its remarkable expression in Armenian medieval allegories. In the verses of St. Grigor Narekatsi, St. Nerses Shnorali and other authors, the main sacrament of the Miraculous Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ are summarized: victory of light over darkness, victory of life over death and resurrection of souls. Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss the theme of Holy Resurrection in the allegory of the "Parallel readings" program.

Angels from the Sky of Childhood" series by Hovhannes Grigoryan


In the history of Armenian poetry, Hovhannes Grigoryan's "Angels from the Sky of Childhood" series has a unique place, which the poet wrote during his entire life. He has constantly updated and supplemented this series with his new poems. Hovhannes Grigoryan's "Angels from the Sky of Childhood" series is distinguished by subtle humor, sadness and deep tragedy.
 
In the "Parallel Readings" program, literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss Hovhannes Grigoryan's "Angels from the Sky of Childhood" series.

Within one story. Perch Zeytuntsyan "One of every ten"


Perch Zeytuntsyan is better known as a novelist, his plays are also known.
However, few people know that Zeytuntsyan wrote short stories, especially in the early creative years. Zeytuntsyan's 1956 The first book he published, "His First Friend" is a collection of short stories. The 3 books that follow it are also collections of short stories.
 
On the "Parallel Readings" program, literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss Perch Zeytuntsyan's story "One of Every Ten".

Reed flute cut. M. Metsarents "I will be, I will be"


Misak Metsarents' "I'll be, I'll be" series of the "Nor Tagher" collection includes only three poems, but it is not only well-known and loved, but also received various comments. Why did the author single out such a series? Couldn't his other works find a place in that series? Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss the works of the Western Armenian poet.

About one story: A. Bakunts "Alpine Violet"


"Alpine Violet" by Aksel Bakunts can be understood and interpreted in different ways. Is the story about the perception of beauty, or perhaps the clash of old and new times, or does the author raise social issues? In the "Parallel Readings" program, literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss the most famous and popular story of Armenian literature.

The modernity of "Narek"


How is "Narek" relevant today, how can it help our people and Christians all over the world today, what ways of life does the "Book of Tragedy" written in the Middle Ages indicate? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and ethnographer Arusyak Tamrazyan talk.