The Space in Between: Overlapping Narratives of Arrival and Departure in Armenian-American Literary and Visual Arts

Talar Chahinian
Having fled Lebanon during the Civil War of 1975-1990, New Jersey-based author, Vehanoush Tekian, the LA-based experimental filmmaker, Hrayr Eulmessekian, and LA-based photographer, Ara Madzounian return to Beirut as a figurative repository of layered trauma. In Tekian’s prose and poetry, Family Tree (1997), Of Nourishment and the Abyss (2000) and Dispersion Poems (2017), in Eulmessekian’s film Bruitage (2006), and in Madzounian’s Birds Nest: A Photographic Essay of Bourj Hammoud (2015), Beirut is presented as an...

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