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Forgotten Bread: First Generation Armenian American Writers - David Kherdian

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This outstanding gathering of stories and poems from seventeen first-generation Armenian American authors, each introduced by a member of the second generation, is passionate, humorous, magical, and filled with the intense pain and equally intense love of life. Caught between the promises of a bright American future and the tragic legacy of the Armenian genocide of 1915 to 1917, these talented young Americans turned to writing for salvation. What emerges is American literature at its finest - literature that delineates the forces that propel individuals forward from the old world into the new, and celebrates the indomitable human spirit. Includes the writing of William Saroyan, Michael J. Arlen, A. I. Bezzerides, and others. Accompanying the selections are essays by contemporary writers including Mark Arax, Aris Janigian, Aram Saroyan, and David Stephen Calonne. 479 pages, Trade Paper