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In this publication, ethnographer and poet Michael Jackson addresses the interaction among modes of writing, modes of realizing, and modes of being on the earth. Drawing on literary, anthropological and autobiographical assets, he explores writing as a technics such as ritual, oral storytelling, magic and meditation, that permits us to arrive past the boundaries of lifestyle and forge digital relationships and imagined groups. even if Maurice Blanchot wrote of the impossibility of writing, the eagerness and paradox of literature lies in its try and in achieving the impossible--a jump of religion that calls to brain the mystic's darkish evening of the soul, unrequited love, nostalgic or utopian longing, and the ethnographer's try and understand the realm from the perspective of others, to place himself or herself of their position. each author, even if of ethnography, poetry, or fiction, imagines that his or her personal stories echo the reviews of others, and that regardless of the necessity for isolation and silence his or her paintings consummates a courting with them.

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