Regarding Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams and The North Georgia Gazette of 1821

February 11, 2010

posted by Caroline Picard

As you may or may not know, Barry Lopez’s book, Arctic Dreams, was the inspiration for the North Georgia Gazette. He mentions it, along with equally interesting stories about the history of Arctic exploration–what the mythology is, the structure of ice even, the way that mirages can result from refracting light on the ice’s surface–it’s a great book and I’d highly recommend it. In any case, I wrote him a note and sent him a copy of our reprint. He wrote me back! Amazing! An amazing gesture, he said of the Gazette, “Like the original, its sui generis and captivating.” Which is pretty cool. In any case, I posted an image of the letter (typewritten and everything) below.

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