THE «LATE» VAZGEN SHUSHANIAN – 2017-3

Summary

Nelly A. Tadevosyan

Key words – Western and Diaspora literature, the «pagan» literarymovement, Daniel Varuzhan, VazgenShushanian, HambardzumAraqelyan, «O, Lalage», criticism, worship of beauty, romanticism.

The article presents the main concepts of the «pagan» literary movement, particularly, the positive influence of the movement leader, great Western-Armenian writer Daniel Varuzhan on French-Armenian novelist Vazgen Shushanian’s creative system. Examining V. Shushanian’s «Gentle Letters of Spring Love» and «Summer Nights» we attempt to demonstrate the deep literary relationship between the two artists, along with analyzing D. Varuzhan’s «pagan» heritage program.

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