The Armenian Genocide is now sliding into the past, but justice has not been rendered, and Armenians cannot put their dead to rest. Literary responses did not come to an end with those of the first-generation survivor-writers; they continue to emerge in different ways in the works of successive generations as a strong indication of an old wound not yet healed and a sourced of unabated pain.
The present volume begins with the first generation of survivor writers and then proceeds to discuss the response of the orphan generation in its diversity and complexity. The final chapter is devoted to the memoirs of the aging survivors, those ordinary men and women who, without a claim to artistry, put their personal stories in writing with an urge to leave the memories of their harrowing past experience for posterity. The study provides the tools to examine and comprehend the transmission of the memory of the traumatic past.