Tatev Monastery, Armenia. Built in the 13th Century. About 2 hours away from where my grandparents were born. I was going to go from Turkey to Georgia and through Armenia and Azerbaijan last year on my back to Cali. Still on my radar.
Description: Murder and Metonymy, from the Greek 'Metonymia' "a change of name". The antidote to the malaise of semiotically confusing times.
Author: An exiled Post-wikipedia/post-blog pseudo-intellectual living in Los Angeles (like actually the city of Los Angeles)
Posts on: Aesthetics of suffering, violence, loss and bodily harm; Modern Iran and Persian literature, Modern European Intellectual history, 19th- 20th century philosophy and literature and its reception in the non Euro-Atlantic, Pomegranates, Orientalism(s), Occidentalism(s), Expatriate/diasporic avant-garde(s), Frankfurt School, Marx and Romanticism; Decadence, Symbolism and Fin-de-Siecle culture; exile and displacement ... and other garbage topoi.