Far out isn't far enough : life in the back of beyond

Auteur : Tomi Ungerer

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En 1971, l'illustrateur et sa femme Yvonne, à la recherche d'une nouvelle vie, quittent New York pour s'installer sur la côte de Nova Scotia, une péninsule isolée du Canada. Publié en 1983, ce journal de leur installation raconte les joies et les peines de la vie sauvage. Il est illustré de dessins représentant les paysages, la faune la flore, ainsi que les voisins et amis qui entourent le couple. ©Electre 2022

Tiring of the hectic pace of 1970s New York, acclaimed graphic designer Tomi Ungerer and his wife, Yvonne, decide to hit the road in search of a new life. They relocate to a wrecked old house on the wild Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. As the couple return to nature they discover the highs and lows of living in the wilderness, finding small-town life to be very different from city living and the people even more so.

In a 12-month diary, Ungerer records the couple's triumphs, calamities, and touching moments through anecdotes, conversations, and reminiscences. His witty descriptions are accompanied by more than 150 beautiful and evocative observational drawings of his surroundings, his domestic flock, the local flora and fauna, and his friends and neighbors, giving a vivid impression of their rural existence.

First published in 1983, this revised, updated, and expanded edition will engage and inspire a new generation with Ungerer's pioneering and quirky attempt at self-sufficiency. Living off the land and sea, Ungerer journeys into the unknown with his uncanny affection for the bizarre and absurd. Far Out isn't Far Enough is a compelling account of life in the back of beyond that will be enjoyed by armchair adventurers and nature lovers alike.

« Hail the conquering hero-Tomi's back ! Far Out isn't Far Enough attests to his spectacular genius. »
Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are

« Tomi Ungerer charms and draws truth in the same line. His engaging reflections on his years in Nova Scotia are the perfect accompaniment to his wondrous art. »
Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist and author

« No one else has observed the brutal beauty of farming in a remote part of the world with such précision and affection as Ungerer. »
Michael Patrick Hearn, author of The Annotated Wizard of Oz

« Ungerer's chronicle of the people and creatures of Gull Harbor sparkles with mordant brio, and evokes a hard-scrabble way of life with deadpan finesse. »
Dennis Lee, author of children's classic Alligator Pie

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Paru le : 29/04/2011

Thématique : Biographies d'auteurs

Auteur(s) : Auteur : Tomi Ungerer

Éditeur(s) : Phaidon

Collection(s) : Non précisé.

Série(s) : Non précisé.

ISBN : 978-0-7148-6077-0

EAN13 : 9780714860770

Reliure : Relié sous jaquette

Pages : 166

Hauteur: 26.0 cm / Largeur 18.0 cm

Épaisseur: 2.2 cm

Poids: 684 g