Noa Noa: A Journal of the South Seas - Paul Gauguin 1957 Noonday Press vintage paperback

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Condition:  Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. 2nd printing of the 1st paperbound edition of 1957. Translated from the French by O. F. Theis, with an introduction by Alfred Werner See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb: In 1894, Paul Gauguin left France for Tahiti to get away from the decadence of Europe. What he found was beautiful islands, tropical warmth, and most importantly-unspoiled, undecadent, unEuropean and extremely beautiful people. This book was the journal he kept. It is quite a lovely book with his art work. His thoughts and his writing are quite lyrical. He also discovered that Europeans had already tried to change these beautiful people with their religion and customs. He lived there for two years and did some of his best work on the islands.