Litstack Recs: Passage to Ararat & The Orphan Master’s Son

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Passage to Ararat, by Michael J. Arlen Tuesday, April 24, marked a sober anniversary, 103 years since the Armenian genocide, when 1.2 million Armenians systematically died at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish Government. In Little Armenia, in Los Angeles, marches and observances gave voice to the painful legacy of the genocide for the ancestors [….]

Litstaff Rec: These Charming People & LaRose

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These Charming People, stories by Michael Arlen In the period just after World War One, some British writers were fascinated by the fast set. These were the Bright Young Things of the nineteen twenties—the decadent young people whose disillusionment with the Great War caused old ideas about society and customs to fall away, and paving [….]

LitStack Rec: These Charming People & Broken Monsters

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These Charming People, stories by Michael Arlen In the period just after World War One, there were  British writers who were fascinated by the fast set, the Bright Young Things of the nineteen twenties—the decadent young people whose disillusionment with the Great War caused old ideas fell away, and the Modernist era to emerge. As [….]