In 1910, Vittoria Aganoor, an Italian-Armenian poetess, mostly unknown today, though she is defined as an important figure of nineteenth century poetry in Italy, wrote a poem called “Pasqua Armena” (Armenian Easter), in her native Italian tongue. As I mentioned in a previous post, Vittoria didn’t know how to speak Armenian and would lament it in her correspondence with a Mekhitarist priest from San Lazzaro degli Armeni, but this didn’t impede her from being close to her roots and write committed poems about them. Continue reading “Commentary of Vittoria Aganoor’s Poem “Pasqua Armena”, 1910″
I have been wanting to write about Vittoria Aganoor for a while now, as her profile particularly caught my attention. As far as I know, the Armenian diaspora in Italy is not that numerous (though there is an island in Venice that is home to an Armenian monastery, San Lazzaro degli Armeni), so I was particularly happy to see that despite its small size, it gave birth to someone like Vittoria. Vittoria Aganoor (1855-1910) was an Italian-Armenian poetess, mostly unknown today, though she is defined as an important figure of nineteenth century poetry.