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An Armenian Story in 35 Languages.


“The Hands,” a short tale written during Soviet times and originally translated into three languages is now available in 35, thanks to the efforts of Armenian Studies scholar Artsvi Bakhchinyan.


Yerevan - Artsvi Bakhchinyan, an Armenian Studies scholar, researcher, and translator based in Yerevan, brought into fruition a unique literary project. "Zangak-97" Publishing House recently printed a collection of 35 translations of one story. The name of the book is "The Hands," authored by Armenian writer and psychologist Elda Grin.


The story was actually written in two languages: Armenian and Russian. Artsvi Bakhchinyan arranged translations in 32 languages, including the European ones, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Hindi and Hebrew. He prepared also a version in Western Armenian, included as an appendix.


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