First published in 1935, Salamina details artist and adventurer Rockwell Kent s second trip to Greenland. Salamina unfolds as a series of vivid vignettes, each illustrated with Kent s bold black and white drawings. Through his accounts of fishing trips and Christmas festivities, shared meals and budding friendships, Kent acquaints us with the ...
First published in 1935, Salamina details artist and adventurer Rockwell Kent s second trip to Greenland. Salamina unfolds as a series of vivid vignettes, each illustrated with Kent s bold black and white drawings. Through his accounts of fishing trips and Christmas festivities, shared meals and budding friendships, Kent acquaints us with the Eskimo and Danish inhabitants of the small vibrant community of Igdlorssuit. Both the native people and the forbidding Arctic landscape held a special beauty for Kent, and he describes them with an artist s eye. Salamina is Kent s Eskimo housekeeper (kifak), who becomes a central figure in the book when she and her daughter come to share Kent s small hut for the year. Kent s wry self-reflection and his poetic meditations on nature, humanity and love make this an enduring classic of travel literature and artistic quest. This Wesleyan edition includes a foreword by art historian Scott R. Ferris that highlights the cultural importance of the text and illustrations and shows that for Kent, inspiration comes from life."
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Rockwell, Kent. Book Good null Good 8vo-over 7? ? "-9? ? " tall. "At any rate that's what the story is about--that, and much more: Adventure, Romance, brave men and beautiful unmoral women (Good Lord, this is the twentieth century and I must lure on the gentle reader). In short great stuff....." 336 pages, clean text, foxing. Boards have worn outer edges, light soiling.
Very good. 356 pp, extensively and beautifully illustrated by Kent. Blue cloth with silver decoration on the spine. Lower corners lightly bumped, some faint uneven sunning to the front board. Internals clean and sound. No dust jacket. Printed at the Lakeside Press. Memoir of his first Arctic winter (1931-32), painting and exploring while based in the tiny settlement of Illorsuit, Greenland.
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