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Converse Bank supports translation of "Hopscotch" book by Julio Cortazar into Armenian


In the cultural center of the Embassy of Argentina in Armenia, on May 18, presentation of the Armenian translation of the book "Hopscotch" by the famous Argentine writer Julio Cortazar was held. The event was attended by Ambassador of Argentina to Armenia Gonzalo Urriolabeitia, representatives of literature, arts and business. The event was sponsored by Converse Bank.

The "Hopscotch" is an experimental novel that has made a revolution in the literary world with its games, scientific experiments and language, outlining new borders of the contemporary novel. It was translated into Armenian as part of Programa Sur program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina to increase popularity of the Argentine literature.

"Translation of Cortazar’s "Hopscotch" into Armenian will allow the Armenian reader to get acquainted with the Argentine culture and peculiarities of mentality from a new angle, to understand their depth and to love the Argentine culture", – said the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Argentina to Armenia Gonzalo Urriolabeitia.

"The "Hopscotch" is beyond the existing conceptions about the classic novel. The author urges the reader to raise questions and immerses him into discussion of concepts, breaks stereotypes, revises the language describing love and loving relationships", - said the book’s translator Alice Ter-Ghevondyan.

"Cortazar is a writer, in whose works the depth, the language and the rapid development of events always puzzles the reader, preventing him from laying the book aside. Converse Bank regularly sponsors the events initiated by the Embassy of Argentina. "We are pleased that we have been able to make our modest contribution to implementation of this wonderful initiative", - said Artur Hakobyan, Chief Executive Officer of Converse Bank.

During the presentation, guests also spoke, emphasizing the necessity of presenting such valuable works to Armenian readers via their Armenian translation.

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