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YATES, J. Michael. The Great Bear Lake Meditations. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1971). Second Printing. Pp. (108). Unpaginated. Illustrated in black andwhite. 8vo, printed white card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine, French flaps. "'A man comes north to become an animal, to turn the whole day toward food and a place to sleep warm.' So Michael Yates speaks of his encounter with the Canadian Arctic. The north makes itself felt first on the body, then on the mind. The city, one's own neighbourhood, own house, one corner of one room, used to feed and shelter a man. Today we mustgo north to escape the ways we die downtown. But just as city life is beco ming more and more primitive, so technology is opening up the north. It's not easy to get beyond the reach of power lines and oil rigs. The city and the bush are equally dangerous. There is no longer any sanctuary. When a manleaves the city and goes into the bush, he takes his nightmares with him. There he matches them with the bad dreams of survival in an alien place. Like a cubist painting, this book conforms its subject from several differentpoints of view. It is at once an essay, lyric, drama, narrative, epigram. From it the north emerges as a total experience." - from the front flap. Light rubbing to covers, name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear flap, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 15.00
Title: Great Bear Lake Meditations. Second Printing Paperback.
Publisher: Oberon Press, 1971, ISBN:0887500293:
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