Paperback / softback
October 6, 2003
9780819566775
English
378
89 illus.
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.3 Pounds (US)
$24.95 USD, £19.50 GBP
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Salamina

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.

About the Authors

ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971) was one of America's most famous graphic artists, particularly well-known for his illustrated travel books. SCOTT R. FERRIS is an art historian, former director of the Rockwell Kent Legacies and co-author of Rockwell Kent's Forgotten Landscapes (1998).

Reviews

"Salamina has in it a moving sense of the wonder and a rare, intimate picture of Greenlanders."—New York Herald Tribune

"Salamina has in it a moving sense of the wonder and a rare, intimate picture of Greenlanders."—New York Herald Tribune

"Kent's chatty and familiar style has the advantage of presenting places and people in an unforgettably vivid manner."—Saturday Review

9780819566775 : salamina-kent-ferris
Paperback / softback
378 Pages
$24.95 USD

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