PRIME-MINISTER T.SARGSYAN: SAROYAN HAS BEEN ACCEPTED THROUGH ALL OVER THE WORLD

Panorama.am
18:02 01/09/2008

Prime-minister Tigran Sargsyan, together with Armenian intellectuals
and pupils have visited Komitas pantheon of Yerevan and put flowers
on the grave where the heart of prominent Armenian-American author
Willyam Saroyan is buried. This solemn ceremony celebrated Willyam
Saroyan's 100-th anniversary on August 31.

Saroyan's anniversary has become the occasion of many arrangements in
Armenia and in California (Frezno) as well. Moreover, the anniversary
of famous Armenian-American writer has been included in UNESCO's
2008-2009 anniversarie's honor-list.

"Saroyan is a genius accepted through all over the world. Everybody
finds their own world in his novels," Prime-minister Sargsyan says.

"Willyam Saroyan is one of the greatest authors of 20-th century.His
works characterize not only his Armenian origins, but his American
education as well,"The US chargé d'affaires in Armenia Joseph
Pennington says.

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