By Yuri Rytkheu, Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse
"Rarely has humanity's dating to nature been so superbly and vividly depicted. A Dream in Polar Fog is either stylish and fascinating and likewise serves as a residing anthropology of a long past global. It accomplishes every thing a unique should."––Neal Pollack
A Dream in Polar Fog is straight away a cross-cultural trip, an ethnographic chronicle of the Chukchi humans, and a politically and emotionally charged Arctic event story.
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At the far end, small groups of logs, brought up stream by the wind, were momentarily joining the blockade. With one of the large waterproof bags on my shoul- 34 MOSTLY MISSISSIPPI ders, I went along a small path into the underbrush, following the river. The path soon disappeared in a thicket so dense that in order to catch even an occasional glimpse of the river it was necessary to remain within twenty feet of the low bank. The ground became swampy. With every foot, the traveling grew worse. Here were holes filled with stagnant water; charred stumps and black, decaying trunks of fallen trees overrun with brush and creepers barred the way.
Sunlight on the river. A faint dimpling of the surface by the current. Looking down, we could see the thick foliage reflected as through a slightly uneven mirror. There came a desire to paddle slowly—not through laziness of the paddlers, but through loveliness of the day. The lifted blades tossed out shining rows of pearls, which glided along like quicksilver for a few inches and disappeared. The suggested reflection of a hawk passed across the vitreous surface. There, high above, was the hawk itself, sailing down an invisible lane of sky.
No. A woman finds out about a man soon enough without his adding anything like that; it must either be Boppo or nothing. But I had lived years enough in a state of single nothingness. Let it be Boppo then. ) We were nearing the end of the ancient lake site. Here was a clump of trees, and a road, and a wooden bridge with an automobile beside it, also a woman, two small boys and a man, all very neatly dressed in city dwellers' outing costume. The man was fishing from the bank. The others watched very intently as he cast, reeled in his line, and cast again.
A Dream in Polar Fog by Yuri Rytkheu, Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse