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Runes of the North

Runes of the North by Sigurd F Olson
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A rune is, in its general meaning, a tale of magic and mystery. To Sigurd Olson it expresses his feelings about the haunting appeal of the wilderness and of the tales and legends to be found there. His runes are legends, yards, and wilderness reflections drawn from the great northern vastness of Canada and Alaska. Whether he is recounting a charming Indian myth, such as “The Dream Net,” or describing the exhilaration of the sauna, the primitive Finnish bath, or sharing the pleasure of digging a spring for a remote 

Runes of the North
is divided into two sections: one, “Le Beau Pays,” reveals woodland lore of the land of big timber, rushing white water streams, and “lost” lakes of the Canadian border; the other, “Pays d’en Haut,” has for the setting of its chapters the wilderness farther north, from Hudson Bay across the Barren Grounds and tundra to the Yukon and Alaska. This new book by the author of The Singing Wilderness, Listening Point, and The Lonely Land will please thousands of readers who have found in him a kindred spirit and a man who puts into words their own deep feelings about nature.

Robert Hines’s jacket drawing of the loon, symbol of far places, and his atmospheric pen-and-inks of birds, animals, and voyageurs add pictorial appeal to these tales and ruminations of the Big North, ancient, old, and modern.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; July 2012
ISBN 9780307822277
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Title: Runes of the North
Author: Sigurd F Olson
 
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总理夫人程虹文采搜狐让我们从心灵上回归已故美国自然文学作家西格德?奥尔森(Sigurd F. Olson,1899—1982)笔下那片“低吟的荒野”:湖畔潜鸟的呼唤,夜幕中的北极光,以及夜空下那广袤沉静的大地。因为与这低吟的荒野密不可分的“是由失而复 ...