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Raffi Hagop Melik-Akopian

( Famous Armenian novelist.)

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Biography Raffi Hagop Melik-Akopian
1832 - 88
Born in Persia, son of a merchant, he studied at one time in the Tiflis Gymnasium, he traveled in Persia, Russia and Turkey. In 1860, Mr.. published in the "Northern Lights" C. Nazaryantsa (see) her first poem and since then has continued to write at first endured hardship, . give lessons, . served as a clerk in the store, . but by the end of 70-ies gradually gained more popularity as a novelist, . became the first Armenian novelist by profession and had to work at his pen and died in Tiflis and buried in the vast concourse of people, and expressions of sympathy from all classes,
. The smallest value of the poem have Raffi. Much higher ethnographic art of his essays, . written in prose (mainly representing Persian life) - "Harem", . "Haspushi", . "Bibi Sharbani", . Diary Khachagogh ", . whom you can compare it interesting in the ethnographic "Letters from Persia" (published in 1872,
. in the newspaper Mshak "). In some stories Raffi is exposed dark events surrounding life; here are: "Golden Rooster" (describes the negative aspects of the merchants), . "The Doomed" (sharp attacks on the antiquated customs and superstitions), . "Slaughterhouse" (describes the shocking state of the city hospital) and other,
. Thanks Raffi is based on his tendentious novels and stories: "Jelalleddin", "Khent", "Iskra", "Samuel", "David-bek" depicting the plight of the Armenians, which Raffi well studied during his travels. Patriotic motives became clearly apparent in Raffi since 1877, when the Russian-Turkish war had caused a progressive Armenian hope of improving the plight of Armenians in Turkey, or even their liberation from Muslim rule. Like Patkanyanu (see), Raffi depicts the brutality of the Kurds and Turks, burning villages and cities, kidnapping women for their harems, bribery and extortion, officials, excessive taxation, a mockery of the Christian religion. Sometimes he describes abjection and humiliation of their countrymen, lost their energy and ability to fight, or convicts traitorous Armenians fawning to the Turkish authorities (Thomas Effendi in "Gente"). He brings not just the younger generation, . bold, . independent people, . with a definite program of action, . sympathy people, . hatred of its enemies, . willingness to work and fight (Sargat in Dzhelalleddine ", . Vartan and Dudukchian in "Gente", . Aslan and Caro in "Sparks"),
. Their mouths the author conveys his inner thoughts, turns to his nation with sermon updates. "Samuel" and "David-bek" - historical novels based on a study of original documents, but depicting the past homeland, Raffi constantly bore in mind the current situation, looking at the nation's history lesson for Armenians in Turkey late XIX century. The best works of Raffi often weak in artistic terms, but they show the author's outstanding talent as a publicist. Raffi was very high, even common people appreciated his work and bitterly lamented his death, some modern writers, for example, by stories about Turkish-Armenian life in. Papazyan and poet Lerents owe Raffi. For nearmyan works Raffi interesting as a vivid expression outlook progressive Armenian 70 and 80-ies. Wed. Article E.S. Nekrasova "Armenian writer Raffi" ( "God's World", 1892, Book II) and S. Veselovskogo Raffi, biographical sketch, "in Volume I of" The Armenian novelists "(Moscow, 1893; ibid translations of stories" Harem "," Doomed "," Khas-fluffy "," Jelalleddin "and excerpts from" Khent " "Sparkles", "Diary of Khachagogh", "David-bek" and "Samuel"). Of the other works of Raffi translated into Russian: "Golden Rooster" ( "New View", 1892), "Bibi Sharbani" ( "God's World", 1892, Book II), "Letters from Persia" ( "Priazovskii Land", 1892 ). YU. Veselovsky.


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