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Areg Balayan

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Areg Balayan is an Armenian photographer and illustrator. His documentary photo series MOB (Military mobilisation) won many local and international awards. Balayan’s work for PAN Photo agency appeared in Reuters, Al Jazeera, Daily Mail, and many other outlets.
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Gargantua and Pantagruel
Francois Rabelais - Feb 01, 2020 (first published in 1532)
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Biting and bawdy, smart and smutty, lofty and low, Gargantua and Pantagruel is fantasy on the grandest of scales, told with an unquenchable thirst for all of human experience. Rabelais's vigorous examination of the life of his times-from bizarre battles to great drinking bouts, from satire on religion and education to matter-of-fact descriptions of...
David of Sassoun
An Introduction to the Study of the Armenian Epic
Arpine Khatchadourian - Jul 01, 2016
The Armenian folk epic David of Sassoun was performed and transmitted orally for over one thousand years before a variant was discovered and transcribed in 1873. The publication of this variant marks the beginning of a long period of discoveries of other variants. The fifty variants collected by1936 are the source of the epic's unified text. The ac...
Thousand Cranes
Yasunari Kawabata - Feb 26, 2013 (first published in 1952)
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Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead.   While attending a traditional tea ceremony in the aftermath of his parents’ deaths, Kikuji encounters his father’s former mistress, Mrs. Ota. At first Kikuji is appalled by her indelicat...