Thursday, 30 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Thursday, 9 August 2012
"I pointed, we moved towards it, and there was no doubt about it: that black dot was a man. In this land of one million square miles inhabited by six thousand men, the sight of a human being is overwhelming; it creates an emotion that is like a seizure, difficult to describe."
"I am going to say to you that a human being can live without complaint in an ice-house built for seals at a temperature of fifty-five degrees below zero, and you are going to doubt my word. Yet what I say is true, for this was how Father Henry lived; and when I say 'ice-house for seals' I am not using metaphorical language. Father Henry lived in a hole dug out by the Eskimos in the side of a hill as a place in which to store seal meat in Summer."
Posted by Mike at 08:45
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
"Their word for polar bear is tara-i-tua-luk,'he who is without shadow' (though the polar bear is also
called 'the eternal vagabond'.
There is a sort of poetry of the concrete in their speech that is very moving. Thus, mi-kse, the
word for 'reality/ is literally translatable as 'the thing turned towards you.'"- Gontran De Poncins on Inuit languages in 'Kabloona'.
Posted by Mike at 23:39