In this new edition, Balakian continues his exploration of the Armenian Genocide with new chapters about his journey to Aleppo and his trip to the Der Zor desert of Syria in his pursuit of his grandmother’s life, bringing us closer to the twentieth century’s first genocide.
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The author encounters a ``Bishop Balakian's'' memoir of the atrocities, which he describes as ``like reading a skeleton,'' the words ``like pieces of bone.'' This and the other excerpted primary sources through which the dead speak provide dramatic perspective, authenticating the nightmare.| Read Full Review of Black Dog Of Fate: A Memoir
Some memoirs are compelling for the private dramas they make public, others for the historic events to which they give witness and still others for the quality of their prose and its structuring. PrecApr 28 1997 | Read Full Review of Black Dog Of Fate: A Memoir
While I find his writing to be highly self-indulgent (he never once lets you forget that this is HIS story about HIS family) it’s an excellent way of finding an entry into a story that is bigger than you (no matter how hard you try to put yourself into it).Sep 26 2008 | Read Full Review of Black Dog Of Fate: A Memoir
He left among his papers this unfinished memoir of his coming of age during the rise of the Nazis, written when he was in his twenties in exile in England.| Read Full Review of Black Dog Of Fate: A Memoir
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