WILLIAM SAROYAN'S BOOK PUBLISHED IN TURKISH
Posted 27 November 2002 - 10:32 AM
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "Human Comedy" story written by famous American writer of Armenian origin William Saroyan and translated by Beril Eubogli was published in Istanbul the other day. As reported by "Arminfo" agency referring to Turkish mass media, it is the second issue of the work in Turkish: the first was in 1944. The book is released by "Araks" publishing house, which is one of the few in Turkey printing books in Armenian. This house is by right called a window to the Armenian literature.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:14 AM
1300 E. Shaw Ave Suite 131
P.O. Box 5969
Fresno, CA 93755
August 25, 2008
Contact: Varoujan Der Simonian
The State of California Designates
2008 as the William Saroyan Year
2008 has been designated as `William Saroyan Year.' State Senator
Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto) introduced the Senate Resolution to honor
Mr. Saroyan and the many cultural contributions Armenian Americans
have made to California over the last 100 years. The resolution was
passed unanimously by both chambers of the legislature.
`We thank Senator Cogdill for taking the initiative to honor Saroyan
who put the Central Valley and specially Fresno on the literary map of
the world,' said Varoujan Der Simonian of the Armenian Technology
Group. `Saroyan once said that he didn't make Fresno famous, raisins
did. The reality is that wherever you travel in the world, be that in
Europe, Russia, Japan or the Far East, and when people find out that
you are from Fresno, they will immediately say, `Ah, Saroyan! Isn't
that where William Saroyan was from?'
`It is wonderful to see over forty San Joaquin Valley organizations
come together to honor Mr. Saroyan's many contributions to the Central
Valley. His observations about our community live on in his Pulitzer
Prize winning books and shed light on the 125 years of cultural
contributions by Armenian Americans to the state,' said Senator Dave
Cogdill. `Saroyan was a great American and I am proud to have
sponsored the resolution in his honor.'
A photo exhibition honoring Saroyan and the cultural contributions to
California by Armenian Americans is now on display through September
24, at the State Capitol Museum in Sacramento.
On August 28th, there will be a special Centennial Celebration of
William Saroyan's birthday at the Fresno Convention Center's William
Saroyan Theatre. Sponsored by the Armenian Museum, the City of
Fresno, The Fresno Bee and the Saroyan Centennial Committee, the event
will feature the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, under the
Artistic Director and Conductor, Maestro Aram Gharabekian, world
renowned Matzo Soprano Edna Garabedian, and the Fresno Choral Artists.
There will be pre-concert festivities, followed by after concert
dessert, birthday cake and champagne.
A complete text of the resolution is followed.
Varoujan Der Simonian, Executive Director
Armenian Technology Group, Inc.
1300 East Shaw Ave., Suite 149
Fresno CA 93755-5969 US
1.559.224.1000 Fax 1.559.224.1002
Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:46 AM
Editor-in-chief of `Orer'. `There is no language than the Czech that
has published Saroyan so often'
January 28 2016
Aravot.am asked the editor-in-chief of the `Orer' Pan-European
magazine issued in the Czech Republic, Hakob Asatryan, whether there
is a reading crisis in the Czech Republic, something that is common
throughout the world. `It does not concern the Czech Republic because
the Czechs are reading a lot. Here, perhaps, among all European
countries, is the only place where the books are sold the most. There
are still few-floor bookstores operating in the Czech Republic, even
mega-stores,' said Hakob Asatryan. He also brought a fact that there
is no European language that so often publishes William Saroyan, the
Czech have translated so much that perhaps there is no-European
language that has published Saroyan so often as Czech. `Czech Republic
has maintained the tradition of presenting books on Christmas and New
Year. On New Year, the turn at the supermarkets selling food is as
long as at the bookstores. As for the local Armenians, they more
prefer the Internet, although the older generation is reading with
great pleasure, both magazines and books,' the editor-in-chief of
`Orer' magazine is convinced.
Read more at: http://en.aravot.am/2016/01/28/174011/
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