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Far Afield

ISBN-10: 0679753761
ISBN-13: 9780679753766
Edition: N/A
Authors: Susanna Kaysen
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Description: Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic.  But, despite his Harvard training, he can barely understand, let alone "study," the culture he encounters.  From  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/19/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic.  But, despite his Harvard training, he can barely understand, let alone "study," the culture he encounters.  From his struggles with the local cuisine to his affair with the Danish woman the locals want him to marry, Jonathan is both repelled by and drawn into the Faroese way of life. Wry and insightful, Far Afield reveals reveals Susanna Kaysen's gifts of imagination, satire, and compassion.

Susanna Kaysen was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 11, 1948. Her memoir Girl, Interrupted is the harrowing account of her two year confinement in the McLean Psychiatric Hospital and was been adapted into a motion picture starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. She has also written several novels including Asa, As I Knew Him, Far Afield, and Camera My Mother Gave Me.

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