Translated by William Archer. This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1893 edition by Longmans, Green, and Co., London and New York....
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Eskimo Life Reviews
I read the digital edition and the great pity is that the original illustrations are not there. However the coloured photographs are absolutely beautiful and I find Nansen's insights delightful. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the life of the natives of Greenland from the bygone era as it is quite obvious that their lifestyle has changed significantly since this work has been written. Still I would imagine thst the insights and reflections on their life found in this work are presently invaluable as an almost time travel device to dip into a world and life style long lost to modernity. Nansen furthermore aknowledges the unfortunate effects of interaction of Europeans and Greenlanders and makes one very aware of how much damage the obsession with Christianisation has done to cultures which were magnificent in their own right.I would suggest that people who find Victorian terminology in reference to non-Europeans offensive leave this book alone. However even if Nansen uses this terminology it does not mean his believed Greenlandians to be inferior to him. At least this is the impression I got.
read in norwegian
Swedish edition, 1985, bundled with "På Ski Över Grönland"
The book is almost like a camera or a recording device that does not keep anything without it ... Throughout each line of the book I think and I was present in that period of time or I live among these peopleI wish this author had visited other places in the world