also known as Armen Lubin
(real name Shahnour Kerestejian
, August 3
- August 20
) was a French
writer and poet. He is considered as a renowned Diasporan
author in the Western Armenian
tradition with his own style of writing.
Shahnour studied at Istanbul
Berberian Armenian school. In 1923 he moved to Paris
, where he published "Retreat without Song" novel in Haratch
newspaper (1929) at first and then as a separate book. Despite of his terrible bone disease (since 1939 he spent his life in a French hospital) he continued to write both in Armenian and in French, and received several literary awards. He died in the San Rafael
- Lubin, Armen. Feux contre feux. Paris, 1968.
- Lubin, Armen. Les hautes terrasses; poemes, Paris, 1957.
- Shahan Shahnour. Nahanj arants yerki: badgerazart badmutiun Hayots (Retreat without Song: Armenian History Illustrated). Paris, 1929 (in Armenian).
- Shahan Shahnour. The Tailor's Visitors, trans. Mischa Kudian. London, 1984.
- Brenner, J. Mon Histoire de la Litterature Franciase Contemporaine. Paris, 1988.