New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. Hardcover. Used/As New. Clean, unmarked and tight. 14.8cm x 21.6cm. 206pp. / Very good. Item #14836
The Kerguelens - isolated French islands in the southern Indian Ocean - were the site of the Arch of Kerguelen, a 1,000-foot-tall stone vault that had stunned navigators for centuries. Jean-Paul Kauffmann finds poetry in the isolation and strangely serene beauty of this land far from the hustle of "civilized" life, where the vast ocean dominates, where the wind reigns and solitude is interrupted only by animals scrambling in the windswept fields by the graves of those who journeyed there before.