This Marvellous Terrible Place: Images Of Newfoundland And Labrador by Yva MomatiukThis Marvellous Terrible Place: Images Of Newfoundland And Labrador by Yva Momatiuk

This Marvellous Terrible Place: Images Of Newfoundland And Labrador

byYva Momatiuk, John Eastcott

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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The authors have not only captured the unique flavor of the people but have recorded hours of conversations as their subjects reminisced about life, work and the changes that have washed over the island since Confederation.

Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott
Title:This Marvellous Terrible Place: Images Of Newfoundland And LabradorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.35 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Firefly Books

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ISBN - 10:1552092259

ISBN - 13:9781552092255

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from About the best intro to Newfoundland and Labrador Anyone who has been to Newfoundland and Labrador will tell you that it is a place, not only of stunning natural beauty and power, but of a rich, living oral tradition. This book captures the experience of the province -- larger than the British Isles, largely unpopulated -- not only in photographs notable for their avoidance of cliche but in the language of storytelling. Here you will find young and old, native and immigrant, aboriginal and white, speaking in voices as distinct as they are unforgettable. The tales are straight from the heart: opinionated, nostalgic, precise. Even when the book was first published, some of the stories and photographs seemed to echo from a lost past; now, they are voices from a time and a condition that are receding from living memory. The oldest interviewees have certainly now passed away, and we are hearing from those whose experiences have become history. Yet, for those of us who were born in this marvellous terrible place, and for those who have made it their home, surely there are no other publications which still capture the essential spirit of place -- and people. I highly recommend this, as a gift for those just coming to Newfoundland and Labrador, as a memento for those of us who have left, outmigrated for work while never relinquishing our complicated affection for the rock within the sea.
Date published: 2006-07-04

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There are a few elements that separate Newfoundland from the rest of Canada — other than simple geography. Newfoundlanders are a warm, hardy people whose spirited, unique culture is firmly rooted on this otherwise inhospitable island. This Marvellous Terrible Place develops a portrait of Newfoundlanders in their own words, combining excerpts from hours of recorded oral history with classic photo images of Canada's last province. Lively, reflective and colourful, this is an engaging profile of a compelling region and its inhabitants.