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Ultimate explorations, moving past the self: Extreme journeys
Explorations ultimes, franchissements de soi : voyages extrêmes

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Voyages extrêmes
    2019 – 3
  • Author: Louÿs (Gilles)
  • Abstract: The fascination for the extreme ­communicated by travel narratives bears witness to the ­cultural valorization of risk-taking in postmodern societies. This phenomenon, which psychiatry ­connects to a certain way of being in the world–or which anthropology explains as the imaginary of a relationship with death, is described by many travelers as the crossing of the double limit that separates humans from a reality that exceeds them and from the part of the unknown that they seek to discover in themselves.
  • Pages: 9 to 27
  • Journal: Journal of Modern Literature
  • Subcollection: Voyages contemporains, n° 2

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-09310-7
  • ISSN: 0035-2136
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-09310-7.p.0009
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Online parution: 06-27-2019
  • Periodicity: Bimonthly
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: Experiences, exploit, adventure, travel literature, cinema, ordeal, psychoanalysis

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