Of all the dead-end sounding places, I can’t think of a description that’s more likely to deter you from visiting.

 

‘The end of the street, as if crushed by a pair of binoculars, swerved off into a squinting lump.’

 

Source: Osip Mandelstam, Journey to Armenia, trans. Sidney Monas, London: Notting Hill Editions, 2011, p. 80

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