fredag, mars 11, 2016

Henry Michaux, poet, maler og journalist

Henri Michaux, 24.05.1899-19.10.1994
Født i Belgia. Fransk statsborger.
Han var nyskapende og utfordret nye sider ved tilværelsen i alt han skrev. 
Ecuador, 1927, var en totalt anderledes presentasjon av å reise enn noen andre hadde gjort før han. 
Reisene til, Japan, Kina og India i 1930/31 påvirket han for livet.
Synlig i mye av hans litteratur og bilder.
En av Henri Michaux sine bøker
Ecuador: A Travel Journal, klikk her!

"On the day after Christmas 1926, avant-garde poet Henri Michaux began a year-long journey to Ecuador as a man who knows neither how to travel nor how to keep a journal. In the process, he created the first truly modern travel book, a work of pointed observation and sensual, even hallucinogenic, poetry and prose.Michaux set out to record a journey but his vivid descriptions, his unexpected leaps of thought, provide a log unlike any other, one 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 presents both a profound vision of place and a method of liberating the child, the visionary, and the poet in any serious traveler. He is a one-man civilization: modest, available, open to experiment, and utterly absorbed by the forces of a vision which will also become the reader's."
Bøker på fransk og spansk, her!