Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape (SIGNED)
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner & Sons, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 464 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Minor soiling to top edge of textblock. Shelfwear to dust jacket. An other wise clean, unmarked copy with some minor edgewear. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. 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.