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Pakin (or francicized Pakine) (in Armenian Բագին meaning altar in Armenian) is an Armenian language literary and cultural periodical published in Beirut, Lebanon since 1962. The magazine was founded with Garo Sassouni as executive editor, and editors were Yetvart Boyajian and Boghos Snabian. Pakin publishes works mainly of Armenian diaspora writers in addition to some writings from Republic of Armenia, in addition to a section of reports on culture, newly published works in Armenian or other languages, literary criticism.

Pakin published with various frequencies, as monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly and is considered one of the main literary publications in Western Armenian. Its longest-running editor in chief was writer Boghos Snabian from 1964 to 2003[1] when writer Hagop Balian took over the responsibility.[2] A number of writers, have contributed including Haroutioun Keghart, Dikran Vosgouni, Papken Papazian, and Vahe Oshagan.[2] The magazine is also renowned for its series of special issues dedicated to certain writers or events.


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