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Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska

Rockwell Kent

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Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska — Memoir of the fall and winter painting and exploring with his eldest son – also Rockwell – on Fox Island in Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .The Tree Dwellers,” “The Cave Dwellers,” “The Sea People,” etc. “Pacific Coast Tide Table” “Thus Spake Zarathustra” “The Book of the Ocean” “Albrecht Dürer” (A Short Biography) “Wilhelm Meister” Nansen’s “In Northern Mists”

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In the center of the right-hand wall is a small low window and beneath it the dining table. Right at the door where we stand, to our left, is the sheet-iron Yukon stove and behind it another food-laden shelf. A new floor of broad unplaned boards is under our feet, a wooden platform—it is a bed—stands in the left-hand corner by the stove. Clothes hang under the shelves; pots and pans upon the wall, snowshoes and saws; a rack for plates in one place, a cupboard for potatoes and turnips behind the door—the cellar it may be called; the trunk for a seat, boxes for chairs, one stool for style; axes here and . . . Read More

Community Reviews

It's beautiful and depressing inspiring and the way he talks about his son is a little disconcerting and also there's some low key racism/bigotry because it's 1919 and of course there is...

By the end of it, I always want to live on an island off the coast of Alaska, but not with the author.

Something different, but extremely worthwhile. I bought this on the recommendation of the Alaska museum staff while in Anchorage - otherwise it would not have captured my attention or interest. Long before the modern era of the modern graphic novel, long before Alaska was a state, and far from urban

The adventure of a dad and his nine year old son in the early 1900s living in a cabin outside of Seward, Alaska. They made incredible memories together in the winter with the snow , the rain and the wind. Little Rockwell grew to love Fox Island bu exploring the lake, mountain, beach, and taking bath

"Üksikul saarel" on ääretult mõnus rännakulugu, mis viib reisima mitmel tasandil - autor viib meid nii teise kohta kui ka aega.

Kuigi Kent on tunnustatud kunstnik ja kirjanik, oli minu jaoks tegemist tundmatu nimega. Googeldasin aga ka tema maale (raamat on küll rikkalike joonistustega illustreeritu

3.5 stars (liked it)

"The still, deep cup of the wilderness is potent with wisdom."

A simply written and heartfelt diary of Artist, Rockwell Kent, who, with his 9-year-old son, spend August 1918 - March 1919 settled in a primitive cabin on Fox Island in Resurrection Bay, Alaska from where they emb

Engaging account of American artist Rockwell Kent's winter on Fox Island, Alaska with his young son through the winter of 1918-1919. His vivid descriptions of days that were a mix of hard work, creative pursuits, housekeeping, exploration and adventure - all set in the wild beauty and power of the w

Rockwell Kent was a well known American landscape painter of the early 20th century. I happen to love his artwork. His Alaskan landscapes are known for the vivid color choices.

This book though is Kent’s diary from the winter of 1918 when he and his young son took up residence on Fox Island in Alask

It was quite different from my regular reads. It talked about a man and his son who travelled to Alaska away from the WW1. They dreamed about living simple life in wilderness. And they found an old man who lived on an isolated island with two goats and foxes. They move to his unused goat stable and

This is a journal that Rockwell Kent kept of his sojourn in Fox Island, Alaska, for 7 months, from August 1918 to March 1919. He had gone there in a last ditch effort to save his career, find his art, as it were, along with his 9 year old son, also named Rockwell. He chose Alaska because he "craved

Tāda jauka dienasgrāmatu par ziemošanu uz Lapsu salas Aļaskā. Nekāda stresa, nekādu varonīgu pārdzīvojumi, rakstnieks ar savu dēlu vienkārši dzīvo prom no civilizācijas. Ikdiena nav diez ko piepildīta - gleznošana, malkas zāģēšana, ēst gatavošana. Sarakstīta labā valodā.

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