'a vivid and unflinching impression of rural existence and a testament to a brave attempt at self-sufficiency.' The Independent 'Ungerer depicts and beautifully illustrates this wild, untamed corner of Canada as mad and savage. ... a narrative so full of riches and quirkiness I was instantly hooked. The tenderness with which he writes about the characters that circled their life, the quality of his anecdotal wit and observations, his love of the absurd, the range of the couple's triumphs and trials and the vivid, poetic descriptions of the Nova Scotian landscape serve to make this an instant classic.' Sublime 'It's the good life, all right - but thankfully all mention of sowing and yields is quickly skipped over in preference for a study of the bonkers locals, the real stars of the show. Sketched affectionately in poetic, no-nonsense prose ... a harsh and fascinating life, all told without a trace of judgement, without any forced humour - yet it is often hilarious. A beautiful book, too [...] Ungerer's illustrations vividly complement his words and bring the ducks and dogs to life - not to mention sexy Yvonne, who cavorts through the pages like a Woodstock-era Felicity Kendal. Highly recommended.' Real Travel 'a diary with running commentary, whose prose - so precise in its delineations of landscape, weather, the daily toils of farm-life, the lost souls of the adjacent communities - is perfectly enhanced by the accompanying illustrations.' Books for KeepsCríticas:
Stanchi del ritmo frenetico della New York anni Settanta, il graphic designer Tomi Ungerer e sua moglie Yvonne si mettono in viaggio alla ricerca di nuova e più tranquilla vita su una penisola solitaria, in Nuova Scozia, Canada. Nel diario scritto per dodici mesi Ungerer racconta le difficoltà e le conquiste della coppia tra gli alti e bassi della vita in quelle terre selvagge. Le spiritose descrizioni di Ungerer sono accompagnate da oltre 150 disegni di paesaggi, personaggi familiari, flora e fauna locali, che evocano con vivacità l'esperienza della vita rurale.
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Buchbeschreibung Phaidon Verlag Gmbh Apr 2011, 2011. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 252x182x27 mm. Neuware - Tired of the hectic pace of 1970s New York, acclaimed graphic designer Tomi Ungerer and his wife Yvonne hit the road in search of a new, simpler life on an isolated peninsula in Nova Scotia, Canada. In a 12-month diary, Ungerer records the couples triumphs and calamities as they discover the highs and lows of life in the wilderness finding small town life to be very different from city living and the people even more so. Ungerers witty descriptions are accompanied by more than 150 beautiful and evocative drawings of his surroundings, his domestic flock and the local flora and fauna, creating a vivid impression of their rural existence. First published in 1983, this revised, updated and expanded edition will engage a new generation of readers with Ungerers pioneering and quirky attempt at selfsufficiency, delighting armchair adventurers and nature lovers alike. 166 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780714860770