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Josep Solanes

In Distant Lands

Exile and Literature from Odyssey to Molloy

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Acantilado

Non fiction

May 2016

336 pages

Essay, Human Studies

Original Title: En tierra ajena

Anyone going into exile leaves behind people, places, landscapes and objects, all of them inseparable from personal experiences and memories. Josep Solanes, begins this lovely text by speaking of the need to reflect upon his own reality in order to explore and fathom the figure of the expatriate as a paradigm of the human condition. Through a range of philosophical and literary works, he identifies the true dimensions of the experience of being uprooted, revealing it in all its ambivalence, and offering the reader his beautiful, lucid, timeless thoughts on exile.

Praises

«Readable and apt for anyone looking for pleasure and food for thought».
Ara

«An enriching journey through the texts».
El Diario Vasco

«This is a valuable, intense, Mediterranean book».
Enrique Vila-Matas

«A book that is as saddening as it is enlightening».
La Opinión A Coruña

«A delicious book».
Ara

Details

Acantilado

Non fiction

May 2016

1 pages

Essay, Human Studies