This is a generally competent and perceptive analysis of the stated topic by a writer who is certainly a feminist and evidently an Armenian American woman herself. The basic theme of the paper, to quote the writer, is that “nowhere in Armenian American writing do we find a detailed and sustained reflection of a three-dimensional Armenian woman,” and that on the whole this is due to “the unleavened state of [Armenian American] literature in general.” She reaches these conclusions through examination of recent Armenian American writing, most of it by men—to whom, not incidentally, she primarily attributes the unbalanced treatment of Armenian women. Certainly it is clear from her citations that Armenian American women have been assigned a traditional, subordinate, and compliant role.

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