Moscow. December 2006.
THE HORRIBLE SILENCE by Ara Baliozian, has just come out in a Russian translation by Ara Hakopian and Tigran Zakoyan. It is an autobiographical novella wherein we read about the author's daily existence in a distant Canadian town: his encounters and conversations with friends, relatives, neighbors, and members
of his family, about his life in Greece, Italy, and about Armenians and the Armenian Diaspora.
In addition to the novella, the reader will find here a comparative fictional study of the life and achievements of two Armenian personalities titled BILL AND BASIL, Bill being William Saroyan, and Basil, the founder of the mightiest imperial dynasty in Byzantium. The book also contains selected passages from another book by
Ara Baliozian titled PAGES FROM MY DIARY.
Ara Baliozian was born in Athens, Greece, and educated in Venice, Italy. Widely published in English and Armenian, he has been awarded many prizes and grants for his literary work. He is a regular contributor to many publications in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. His books include THE GREEK POETESS AND OTHER WRITINGS, ARMENIA OBSERVED: AN ANTHOLOGY, FRAGMENTED DREAMS: ARMENIANS IN DIASPORA, and the best-selling study, THE ARMENIANS: THEIR HISTORY AND CULTURE. His translations of such Armenian classics as Grigor Zohrab, Zabel Yessayan, and Kostan Zarian have been described as "valuable," "eloquent," and "brilliant" contributions to world literature. He has himself been translated into French, German, Greek, Spanish, and Armenian.
"I read everything Ara Baliozian writes with fascination and gratitude," William Saroyan has said.
The book can be purchased at http://www.armeniaon...roduct.php/1730
or directly from Ara Hakopian, <email@example.com>, (price U$10.00, postage included).
Edited by Ara H., 20 December 2006 - 01:59 AM.