Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Armenian and the Armenian

"The Armenian and the Armenian" is best known for its last two paragraphs,[2][6] in which William Saroyan "unleashes emotional energy and praises the Armenians' ability to survive as a nation".[7] The original text reads as follows:[1]
The quote is often (sanitized and) modified; commonly, the phrase "see if they will not create a New Armenia" is added at the end. It remains unclear under what circumstances it was added.[8]"
My thanks to James Russell for calling this to our attention at a NAASR panel presentation at Harvard University on March 31st. 
And Marash GIrl's thanks to Newton Kupelian for the above.


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