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Alice Odabashian (1912- )

Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria, Odabashian is a graduate of the Gevorgian Seminary of Ejmiatsin and subsequently of the Nersisian School of Tbilisi. She taught in Yerevan and later in Moscow for fifteen years. After a temporary stay in Constantinople, the Odabashians settled permanently in Bulgaria, where she attended girls the prestigious Boluglasicheska Gymnasium in Plovdiv. She began her literary career by translating a total of 36 pieces of poetry and religious articles published in the paper Jrag for the Bulgarian Evangelical paper Zornitsa . Her other translations include an anthology of poetry by the prominent Armenian poet, Silva Kaputikian (1981). She is a member of the Writers Union of Armenia, and the author of a number of books. These include:

  • Ashnan tsaghikner [Autumn Flowers] (Los Angeles, 1990)
  • Bats’ Patuhan [Open Window] (Los Angeles, 1988)
  • Karoti Husher [Memories of Longing] (Los Angeles, 1987)
  • Songs for You (1979)
  • Lyrical Poetry of Sylva Gaboudigian (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1981)
  • Hatentir banasteghtsuteants’ [Collection of Poetries] (Los Angeles, 1994)