Libretto for the Desert by Sona Van audiobook

Libretto for the Desert

By Sona Van
Translated by Shushan Avagyan
Read by Beata Poźniak

Skyboat Media

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982665395

  • ISBN: 9781982665388

  • ISBN: 9781982665401

Runtime: 2.32 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In A Libretto for the Desert, Sona Van’s subject is the Armenian genocide, also known as the Great Catastrophe. Van’s parents and grandparents were driven into exile due to this horrific event. Her poems reflect a personal connection to this history as well as the universality of loss, persecution, and intolerance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is music to be felt like the dry wind of the desert, felt on the skin as if a bullet had just skimmed by, barely missing the beating heart.” Diversions LA magazine (Los Angeles)
“Beata Pozniak’s accented, dramatic narration conjures a faraway desert land. Sona Van’s abstract meditation on the Armenian genocide of 1915-1917 is dedicated to the victims of all wars and atrocities. Plumbing the depths of pain, Pozniak’s narration is intense, breathy, and emotional, and is augmented by background sounds of desert winds and distant, echoing Middle Eastern music. Pozniak’s artful pauses, varied tempo, and voice full of emotion convey the weight of the horrific events of the genocide and their effects on individuals. The work employs the Armenian genocide as its focus but also touches upon other wars and suffering, including the more recent events in Iraq.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Sona Van

Author Bio: Sona Van

Sona Van (Sona Ter-Hovhannisyan) is a poet and essayist who was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She is the recipient of the gold medal from Armenia’s Ministry of Culture as well as many other international cultural prizes, awards, and diplomas. Her books of poetry have been translated into more than seventeen languages. She is the cofounder of the literary journal Narcissus.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 2.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English