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Manuel João Ramos

Traços de Viagem: Experiências Remotas, Locais Invulgares

Traços de Viagem: Experiências Remotas, Locais Invulgares
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Published by Bertrand
2009
ISBN: 978-972-25-1942-7
Accounts of travels in Tunisia, Spain, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, and Portugal, illustrated by the author.

We travel because we wish to run away from the sedentary comfort of our illusions but, because we also want or need to return home, we must abandon the illusion that we can share the worlds that are not and never will be our own.

No traveler truly sees things anew. We see what we have read and heard, we read what we saw and felt.

When writing or drawing imagined alien realities, we pretend to forget that there is no other reality than that of a shared fiction. The attraction of traveling comes from our desire to confront us with a moment of abyss, where the illusions of our fragile everyday reality threaten to tripp. But when we're allowed to escape the illusions of our sedentary life, we become trapped in the illusion of freedom.

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Anthropology/Archaelogy , Illustrated Books , Travel
 
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