Based on the novel of the Romanian-Armenian writer Varuzhan Voskanyan “Book of Whispers”


Ala A. Kharatyan

Key words – Varujan Vosganian, novel, the book of whispers, allusion, genocide, avenger, nemesis,voice, memory, Dro, Misak Torlakyan, M.Bakhtin, word, discourse, history, magical, myth, hyperreal

In the article “Allusion of the Voice in Whispers” the author analyses the reflection of Armenian Genocide in the “Book of Whispers” by the RomanianArmenian writer Varuzhan Voskanyan. In particular, the article analyses how the theme of Genocide is reflected in an entirely new way. This new way is here viewed by means of an analysis of the tone of voice, which depends on the contents of the material. Whispering is the intonation, in which the characters of the novel speak, and depending on the situation it either turns into loud voice or is reduced to silence, or it turns into discourse with history. Thus, voice becomes mythologically broad and encompassing, due to which it became possible to analyze and comment on numerous questions of content and ideology in the novel.

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