ARKA News Agency, Armenia
Sept 28 2005

EXHIBITION OF FRENCH LITERATURE OPENS IN YEREVAN

YEREVAN, September 27. /ARKA/. The exhibition of the French
literature opened in Yerevan at the National Library of Armenia,
Vice-Director of National Library of Armenia Nerses Hayrapetyan told
journalists. He reported that 33 exhibits of French literature of
1580-1800s are presented at the exhibition. He also said that the
library has 2,450 French antique books. He said that presented books
relate to various spheres of French art, particularly painting and
music.
French Ambassador to Armenia Henry Cuny, who was present at the
exhibition, gave special importance to original publishing of
Encyclopaedia of dramatic critic Didro of 1715. He said this book is
the "pearl" of the exhibition. "The fact it is kept at the National
Library of Armenia speaks about spirituals relations between France
and Armenia", Cuny said. He also reported that currently the
exhibition "France as seen by Armenian painters" is held at the
French Embassy.
The exhibition of French Literature has been organized within Days of
France in Armenia ands it will be open till October 7, 2005. It is
organized by the French Embassy in Armenia and the National Library
of Armenia. A.A. -0--