Author:  David Yaffe
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Albert Camus, from Leonard Cohen's reading list, makes an appearance here, from Notebooks, 1935–1951: "What gives value to travel is fear. It is the fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country … we are seized by a vague fear, and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. This is the most obvious benefit of travel. At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being." {emphasis added}"

( David Yaffe )
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