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Unmailed Letters

Unmailed Letters

(transl. ed and intro Agop J. Hacikyan)
London: Gomidas Institute, 2013, 
xxx + 294 pp, photos.,  map
ISBN 978-1-909382-01-5, paperback,
UK£18.00 / US$25.00
To order please contact books@gomidas.org



[Soviet Armenia, 1988...] the nation’s initial steps towards independence were difficult and onerous. The freedom fighters of the Karabagh Committee carried upon their shoulders the agony and horrors of a dying Empire. Through descriptions of life in prison, its members exposed the real face of the KGB and the "loving care” of the party authorities...
   Hambardzum Galstyan’s Unmailed Letters is a solid account of this struggle – it is not only a narrative of great literary merit, but, because of its authentic content, it is also an invaluable expression of historical truth, and a timely document.
 –Agop J. Hacikyan

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Front: The Apostles of Independence (ix), The Karabagh Committee (x), Hambardzum Galstyan (1955-1994) (xix)
Unmailed Letters: One (1), Two (31), Three (47), Four (65), Five (84), Six (100)
Main: Open Letter to: The Correspondent of Sovetskaya Kultura, A. N. Makarov (109), Open Letter to: The Secretary of the Central Committee of the Armenian
Communist Party, Galust Anushavani Galoyan (121), Open Letter to: The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Armenian Communist Party, Suren Harutyunyan (127), Elections in Armenia (131), The Earthquake and the Karabagh Movement (139), Meditations on a Photograph (157), Letter to a Moscow Friend (159)
Appendix to English Translation: Chronology (167), Acknowledgements (187), About the Translator (189), Index (191)
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