Lusine V. Tonoyan
A French- Armenian writer Vazgen Shushanian’s “Mild Letters of Spring Love” Novel helps us to realize the changing moral and national values back in 20-30-es of the last century. A life story of a whole Armenian generation fighting for survival is first of all presented here, a reflection of political views and opinions, a personal struggle between inner self and outer world, which is not always obvious.
“Spring” is considered one of the best works of Shushanian, though later strongly criticized by Shahan Shahnur.
Shahnur and Shushanian have different perceptions of things. The only common thing between them is the constant search of humanism, Armenian identity, and national salvation — a question which has been the cornerstone of Diaspora Armenian literature until now.