ELGIN GROSELCOSE AND HIS “ARARAT” NOVEL – 2013-1

Armenia of the beginning of the 20th century through the eyes of the American writer

Summary

Albert A. Makaryan, Svetlana R. Tumanyan
The present article is devoted to the novel Ararat by Elgin Groseclose, which was published just the week before World War II broke out, and which, as Warren French put it, “provides the best epitaph fr the tarnished age of modern Imperialism”. We have tried to reveal the peculiarities of the seemingly complicated plot, to analyze the author’s intentions in the depictions of the Armenian Genocide and the Russian Revolution, to disclose the symbolic meanings of the biblical mountain and to expose the way to salvation that the author offers the humanity.

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