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Samantha Schnee and European Literary Network: „Memorable characters, the sheer beauty of the writing”

Samantha Schnee and European Literary Network: „Memorable characters, the sheer beauty of the writing” This ambitious and majestic collage of a book reminds one by turns of Primo Levi and Roberto Bolaño, in terms of both the horror it portrays and the sheer beauty of the writing. It also finds ways to amuse readers with the contradictions of the twentieth century. Employing some of the tropes of oral literature, this novel is replete with memorable characters who represent the history...

Roxana Mălina Chirilă: I don*t like the autor as politician, so, The Book of Whispers is a simple curiosity

Roxana Mălina Chirilă: „I don*t like the autor as politician, so, The Book of Whispers is a simple curiosity”. Nu imi place absolut deloc politicianul Varujan Vosganian. Consider ca si-a folosit aparenta de om cultivat ca sa serveasca de fapt interesele PSD. Acestea fiind zise, e aceeasi poveste ca si cu Ernu. Apreciez cartea fiindca nu e despre el, ci despre povestile altor oameni, si sunt povesti interesante in sine. Probabil nu ati realizat ca o mare parte din minoritatea armeana ...

Revista România literară: „Cartea șoaptelor a fost apreciată ca fiind una dintre cele mai reușite traduceri apărute recent în spațiul literar american.”

Revista România literară: „Cartea șoaptelor a fost apreciată ca fiind una dintre cele mai reușite traduceri apărute recent în spațiul literar american.” Romanul Cartea șoaptelor de Varujan Vosganian a fost publicat în Statele Unite ale Americii de către prestigioasa editură Yale University Press în colecția ”Yale Margellos”, colecție al cărei obiectiv declarat este acela de a aduce în spațiul vorbitorilor de limbă engleză cărțile importante din literatura lumii. ...

European Literary Network and Ted Hodkginson: A haunting history filled with sorrow, resilience and beauty. 

European Literary Network and Ted Hodkginson: A haunting history filled with sorrow, resilience and beauty. An astonishing and evocative encounter with the Armenian people and the terrible acts of genocide they have suffered.  The Book of Whispers attunes us to the sounds of the Armenian people, from the harrowing and largely hidden story of their marginalisation and oppression, to the cadences and rhythms of their everyday language and rituals. In a majestic translation by Alastair Ian B...

European Literary Network and Rosie Goldsmith: A harrowing and beautiful novel

European Literary Network and Rosie Goldsmith: A harrowing and beautiful novel A poignant and lyrical novel about an Armenian family, the 1915 massacres, and – through the story of its Romanian-Armenian author – the stories of the survivors and descendants. It seems wrong to describe such a harrowing novel as beautiful – but it is. This is the fictional masterpiece about the Armenian genocide, narrated in heart-breaking, poignant and lyrical style by the prominent Romanian-Armenian a...

European Literature Network and Gabriel Gbadamosi:The Book of Whispers is a silent reading of the collective and individual memories of Armenians

European Literature Network and Gabriel Gbadamosi:The Book of Whispers is a silent reading of the collective and individual memories of Armenians. The Book of Whispers is a self-consciously intellectual take on how to capture a people who have disappeared, who have been placed ‘outside the mirror’ and yet persist through echoes of their stories, presences and ghostly life. Born into a milieu of Armenians in Romania, the writer grows up to recognise the imprint in those around him of an...