Hakob Karapents

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Hakob Karapents
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Native name Յակոբ Կարապենց
Born August 9, 1925
Tabriz, Iran
Died October 20, 1994
Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality Iranian-Armenian
Citizenship United States
Occupation author


Hakob Karapents (Armenian: Յակոբ Կարապենց), also known as Jack Karapetian,[1] was a prolific Iranian-Armenian author born in 1925 in Tabriz, Iran. He settled in the United States in 1947. He wrote numerous novels and short stories during his life span in both Armenian and English. He died in 1994 in Watertown, Massachusetts.[2]

Selected Writings[edit]

Novels

  • Կարթագենի դուստրը (The Daughter of Carthago, Beirut, 1972)
  • Ադամի գիրքը (The Book of Adam, New York, 1983)

Short Story Collections

  • Անծանօթ հոգիներ (Unknown Souls, Beirut, 1970)
  • Նոր աշխարհի հին սերմնացանները (The Old Sowers of the New World, Beirut, 1975)
  • Միջնարար (Intermezzo, New York, 1981)
  • Ամերիկեան շուրջպար (American Circle Dance, New York, 1986)
  • Անկատար (Imperfect, New York, 1987)
  • Մի մարդ ու մի երկիր եւ այլ պատմուածքներ (A Man and A Country and Other Stories, Watertown, Ma., 1994)
  • Return and Tiger and Other Short Stories, Tatul Sonentz-Papazian, tr. (Watertown, Ma., 1995)

Essays

  • Երկու աշխարհ (Watertown, Ma., 1992)
  • Մտորումներ (Arlington, Ma., 2009)
Karapents' gravestone at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Watertown, MA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary: Jack Karapetian". The Boston Globe. October 23, 1994. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hakob Karapents (1925-1994)". Armenian Cultural Foundation. Retrieved November 26, 2010.