Search Results: "Grigoris Balakian"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2009

"An important historical document, though its relentless depiction of atrocity make this a hard slog for the average reader."
The first English translation of a seminal personal account of the first modern genocide. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"An impressive collection of solid work, in which the author's voice is sure and sonorous."
This volume gathers poems from the author's previous collections, which span the last quarter of the 20th century, and adds more than a dozen new ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Thoroughly convincing—and one more reason for the governments of the West, including the Clinton administration, to be ashamed."
An eloquent account of Turkey's long campaign to rid itself of Armenians—and far longer campaign to disavow any responsibility for crimes against humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK DOG OF FATE by Peter Balakian
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1997

"Includes a chilling genealogy of Balakian's parents' families."
An essential American story of the author's upbringing as the child of Armenian immigrants—and of his gradual discovery of an entire culture's genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1915. Read full book review >