THE ROE DEER by Astrid Bergman Sucksdorff


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From the photographer of Chendru: The Boy and the Tiger (1960), a perceptive photo-essay portraying a year in the life of Swedish woodland deer. Mrs. Sucksdorff captures the grace and dignity of the roe deer on each page: bucks lock horns during the mating season; the victor and his doe follow courting circles, mate, and spend the winter together; the female delivers the young in the spring. The ideas are familiar--the two in the first snow, the buck rubbing new antlers against a tree, the doe nuzzling her young--but the photos have extraordinary vitality and the text is unusually terse. Almost lyric--there's not a false note in the piece.

Pub Date: Feb. 19th, 1969
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World