Ecuador

Avant-garde poet Henri Michaux boarded a steamship bound for Ecuador in December 1927 as "a man who knows neither how to travel nor how to keep a journal.

Ecuador

Ecuador

Avant-garde poet Henri Michaux boarded a steamship bound for Ecuador in December 1927 as "a man who knows neither how to travel nor how to keep a journal." He set out to record a journey, but his vivid descriptions, his unexpected leaps of thought, provide a narrative unlike any other. The result, Ecuador: A Travel Journal, is a work of pointed observation and sensual, even hallucinogenic, poetry and prose. Obsessed not with how a traveler interacts with the world but how the world-the mundane and the fantastic-invades and changes the traveler, Michaux recognized that stepping out of everyday life opens one up to images and reflections otherwise hidden. In Ecuador, Michaux bravely lays out what may be found if one dares to take such a voyage.

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Ecuador
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Henri Michaux
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Avant-garde poet Henri Michaux boarded a steamship bound for Ecuador in December 1927 as "a man who knows neither how to travel nor how to keep a journal." He set out to record a journey, but his vivid descriptions, his unexpected leaps of thought, provide a narrative unlike any other.
The Ecuador Reader
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Carlos de la Torre, Steve Striffler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-16 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Encompassing Amazonian rainforests, Andean peaks, coastal lowlands, and the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador’s geography is notably diverse. So too are its history, culture, and politics, all of which are examined from many perspectives in The Ecuador Reader. Spanning the years before the arrival of the Spanish in the early 1500s to
Ecuador
Language: en
Pages: 155
Authors: David Corkill
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

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Ecuador
Language: en
Pages: 359
Authors: Daniel Klein, Iván Cruz Cevallos
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: 5Continents

This beautifully illustrated book features some of the most significant works of art produced by the people that inhabited the present territory of Ecuador before the arrival of the Spaniards. It provides an overall view of a very rich civilization as illustrated through a selection of emblematic objects made of
Indians, Oil, and Politics
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Allen Gerlach
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

An attorney and independent scholar, Albuquerque-based Gerlach lived in Peru and Ecuador for several years, and taught at the Centro Andino in Quito. He reviews Ecuador's history during the last half millennium, in particular its evolution during the past 30-plus years following the discovery of oil in the Amazon in

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