Friday, August 20, 2010

Inspiration

"The most isolated man in the world" This article is a fascinating story about a man presumed to be the last survivor of an uncontacted tribe in Amazonian Brazil. You have to wonder how he sees these same events, what purpose the pits inside his huts serve, what the markings he makes on trees mean.

I'm reminded of Vargas Llosas' El Hablador, which is a novel about someone who leaves "civilization" to become the storyteller of the Machiguengua. What stories would this man tell? And how would those stories be different from the ones he would have heard before the destruction of his village and the rest of his tribe?

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