Xenios logos,

woman-in-malmo2a hospitable logos that always says yes to strangers and guests, that welcomes all strangers as guests together with their deconstuctability, their capacity, propensity and desire to be deconstructed. A logos that at the same time is a guest in another hospitable logos: the translating and the translated logos are hospitable at each other’s home – as they are hospitable to themselves in their own (xenios could here be extended to include the meaning of xenos as host, and, thus, thanks to the ties of hospitality, allow us witness how the two xenoi have become friends).

Vasilis Papageorgiou, Here, and Here: Essays on Affirmation and Tragic Awareness. Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2010.

Painting:
Woman in Malmö, by Lo Snöfall, oil on canvas.)

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