Arctic Dreams

Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape

By Barry Holstun Lopez
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375727481, 496pp.)

Publication Date: October 2, 2001

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Barry Lopez's National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece.

Lopez offers a thorough examination of this obscure world-its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who have arrived on their icy shores. But what turns this marvelous work of natural history into a breathtaking study of profound originality is his unique meditation on how the landscape can shape our imagination, desires, and dreams. Its prose as hauntingly pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams is nothing less than an indelible classic of modern literature.




About the Author
Barry Lopez is the author of eight previous works of fiction and six works of nonfiction. His stories and essays appear regularly in "Harper's, The Paris Review, Orion," and the "Georgia Review." In addition to the National Book Award, he is the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science foundations. He lives in western Oregon.
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