In Search of Paradise - By Graeme Lay

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In Search of Paradise


Artists and Writers in the Colonial South Pacific

Written by: Graeme Lay
Category: Non Fiction, Art & Photography, Historical

Synopsis:
In this lavishly illustrated book, author Graeme Lay presents the lives of twenty-three of the finest artists and writers to have been inspired by the South Pacific, and a rich selection of their works. In Search of Paradise is a compilation of memorable visual and literary journeys, covering two hundred years of European contact with the South Pacific islands and the people who inhabited them at a unique period in the region's history. Table of Contents Contents include: The candid chronicles of Joseph Banks -- Louis-Antoine de Bougainville's discovery of Tahitian free love -- Herman Melville's very first fiction -- Robert Louis Stevenson's life and death in Samoa -- The radiant paintings of Paul Gauguin -- Gottfried Lindauer's depiction of a presumed-dying Maori race -- The love affair of Rupert Brooke's life -- The inspiration for Somerset Maugham's best-known short story -- The remarkable literary partnership of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. Auckland-based writer Graeme Lay has written or edited thirty-eight works of fiction and non-fiction, including novels for adults and young adults, collections of short stories and books of travel writing. Many of his books, both fiction and non-fiction, are set in the islands of the South Pacific, a region through which he has travelled extensively. Read more
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Notes: Has a lovely inscription to previous owner on first page., Cover is slightly worn

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ISBN 10: 1869621530
ISBN 13: 9781869621537
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 272
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Date Published: New Zealand, October 3rd, 2008
Language: English
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