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It is What It is

Tamar M. Boyadjian

Published by: Yerevan, Andares Press

Copyright date: 2015

About the book

Experimental, concrete, and visual poetry in Armenian (includes other languages) which explores questions of language, identity, and translation.

Through visual and experimental poetic form, the book tells the story of a troubadour grappling to find a means in language and sound to sing a canton of her childhood.  In its struggles and "failures" to express and narrate, the book's inter-textuality and hybridity explore and challenge themes related to language, subjectivity and translation; as well as reflect upon how the threat imposed on a dying language, such as Western Armenian, can manifest itself linguistically and textually. 

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