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La bibliothèque Mardiguian de NAASR

Le 16/07/2020 | Par | Catégorie: LA CRITIQUE LITTÉRAIRE



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n this, the second part of our feature on vintage Armenian textbooks, grammars, and readers, we present 9 publications spanning from the early 1920s through 1950, published in Lebanon, Turkey, France, the U.S., and Argentina.

Title: Dziadzan = Ծիածան
Author: Hovhannes Kazanchean = Յովհաննէս Գազանճեան
Publication Information: G. Bolis: Kradun B. Balents‘, 1922 (2nd printing); in Western Armenian
Physical Details: 104 p.; 18 cm.
Source: NAASR Mardigian Library, from the collection of Seta Buchter
 
Eudokia/Tokat-born literary critic and linguist Hovhannes Kazandjian (1870-1915) was the author of the textbooks Nor Kerakanutiwn ardi Hayeren Lezui (Նոր քերականութիւն արդի հայերէն լեզուի, New Grammar of Modern Armenian) and Dziadzan (Rainbow) for all grades. These textbooks were reprinted several times in Constantinople, and the Mardigian Library has copies of various editions of the publication. Kazandjian was arrested and killed in the early stages of the Armenian Genocide.

 


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