A True Story About a Life-Journey

20/01/2021 16:14

A True Story About a Life-Journey


Newmag has published the second book of the trilogy about the life of a great educator, an Honoured Pedagogue of the Republic of Armenia Rima Khachatryan. The documentary fiction “Munich: The Terminus (A True-Life Story)” is a collection of stories describing the rail travel of Mrs. Khachatryan across Europe, interwoven with a story of a personal life reaching its final destination.

Rima Khachatryan was born into the family of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Her mother was from Van, a city in eastern Turkey's Van Province, and her father was from Alashkert, a town and district of Ağrı Province in Turkey. The parents met in an orphanage of the Near East Relief in Alexandropol (present-day Gyumri in the Republic of Armenia).

Her maternal granddad, Father Gevorg, was the priest of the Angh village and mentor of the local seminary. He escaped the Genocide in 1915 and emigrated to the United States, where he died in a car crash in 1924.

In this new book the Austro-German contemporary reality, and the life and reflections of an Armenian, encompassing the recent two decades and the second half of the 20th century, are intertwined through a prism of one person: through one destiny that cuts through time and social orders, transforming social norms and historic events.

The volume is completely permeated with the psychology and wisdom of a working person. The characters stand out for their personality, temperament, Weltanschauung and attitudes towards their realities. Each story reflects one or the other aspect of the soviet lifestyle, one or the other angle of social and economic life of the soviet society.

The collection reveals also the reflections of the prominent educator on the contradictions of transitional times and different social orders, on the behavioural red lines people draw, maintain or cross.

The descriptions of the events abroad are continued with images of life in Yerevan, depicting individual destinies in realistic surroundings.
It is the clarity of the psychological portraits and the aspiration to rethink and to present the life events truthfully that characterize the writing.
Each chapter is a self-contained narration about a specific period and event.
The volume is intended for general audiences. 


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