I WENT NATIVE IN TAHITI by Al Kassel

I WENT NATIVE IN TAHITI

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The text offers small excuse for publishing, but the 38 pages of illustration in three color almost justifies it. One might look at this as a modern sort of Gauguin story -- a business man goes native and turns artist. In impressionistic prose-verse he gives sketches of life in Tahiti, of the natives, of Papeete, street scenes, dances, ceremonies, legends and folklore. The illustrations are stunning -- woodblock technique, with more fluidity than usual, and a bold sense of pattern and design.

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1939
Publisher: R. R. Smith