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Raffi (pen-name; real name is Hakob Melik-Hakobyan, alternative spelling: Melik-Hakobian) — famous Armenian writer, author of historical novels, ethnographic essays and poems. Raffi was born in 1835 in Persia. Being a son of a merchant he was studying in gymnasium in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a while. He traveled a lot about Persia, Russia and Turkey...



Poems ( translated by Alice Stone Blackwell )

1. The Lake of Van (1)
2. Thou and I
3. The Lake of Van (2)

See also:

The Princedoms of Khamsa (history of Armenian princes of Karabakh, in Russian)
Khachagoghi hishatakarany (a novel, in Armenian)

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