Lumpen Orientalism gathers the fragments of a lost civilization, the decaying parts of a breathing animal _ the Middle East. Named after a term suggested by China Miéville, Lumpen Orientalism captures an anomalous fascination with the Middle East and Asia in a similar way to the mongrel visions of Gilles Deleuze, H. P. Lovecraft, Gaëtan Clérambault and William Beckford in order to tackle this enigmatic monstrosity.
Sprawling 1,000 year old citadel. They said it was deserted but there was a guy guarding a door inside as if he lived there. Further in the dark spaces seemed to hold someone or something; twilight approached and it was too risky to explore every twist and turn.
Posted by Kristen Alvanson at Thursday, January 11, 2007