BUCHAREST, Romania—Integral Publishers, a Romania-based publishing house, announced the release of “Astrologul din Karabakh” (“Astrolog of Karabakh”) in partnership with the Armenian Cultural Foundation.
Written in 1834 by P. Zubov Plato (1796-1857), an early 19th century Russian novelist, “The Karabakh Astrologer” is a fascinating historical novel. Wrapped in a passionate love story, it is based on the evolution of 18th century Karabakh, which at the time was engulfed in tumult and transformation.
This is the third edition of the novel by Zubov. The first Armenian translation in 1882 of the eminent novelist Raffi nineteenth century (1835-1888). The second English edition was published by the Armenian Cultural Foundation in 2012.
P. Plato Zubov was born into a prominent family in Russia. His literary career, which began in 1834, spans over two decades and includes 21 major pieces. Author of numerous books, including poetry, songs, quatrains, novels and anthologies, its rich literary heritage includes important sources of statistics, graphs and charts, biographies of general military famous, geographical descriptions, sketches and anthropological observations. the lifestyle and the Caucasus peoples culture.
“The astrologer Karabakh” is perhaps one of his works the best and least known. The historical novel portrays the historical experience of life of a people. These words Raffi as accurately speak of the significance and role of historical facts to feed the mind and enrich the imagination of a novelist: “He tells in his limits how people lived and worked. It highlights its customs, traditions and customs; intellectual and moral characteristics. In other words, he personifies the man of time spent in its original, primordial form, which has evolved over time and become unrecognizable to the current generation … “
The Karabakh Astrologer, although a work of fiction, reflects the realities of a stormy time in the Caucasus, where new values and loyalties replaced old ones and transformed the region forever.
This is the fourth book in the “Armenia” Integral Integral series published by publishers in Romania in partnership with Antares publishers Yerevan. It is also supported by Armenoa’she Ministry of Culture of Armenia. The series is dedicated to the history, culture and the Armenian civilization. Five other titles in the series are forthcoming in 2022.
All books published in the series “Armenia Integral” are translated from Armenian and / or English by Serge Selian, journalist, author and former editor of the Armenian newspaper Nor Kyank (New Life) from Bucharest, currently Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of numerous articles, 12 monographs and translated more than 30 pieces of Armenian into Romanian, including “Râul timpului” (River of the time) V. Grigoryan, “Vise piatră” (Dreams stone) of Akram Aylisli and Domnitorul armean Hovhannes “(Hovhaness the Armenian prince).
This project, bringing together people and organizations from Romania, Armenia, the United States and Australia, is a perfect example of a successful cultural collaboration, developed around the passion for Armenian history and culture.
Astrologul din of Karabakh copies can be purchased in line.