04.11.2010 - 15:42

The Arctic Fox And The Nation

Photo on the front: Jim Lamont
Photo on the front: Jim Lamont
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Recently a new book was published in Iceland, this is the book „ the Arctic Fox and The Nation „

The Icelandic Association of Arctic Fox Friends was founded in 1977 and has sent out various announcements to the media over a period spanning more than 30 years. They have mostly been protesting the over 1000 years of harassment against the only native terrestrial land mammal in Iceland. They have used all kind of methods and set pressure on both public and politicians - all with the comic point of view. All the publications and announcements that have been send out by the association for the last 30 years or so are found in the book. In addition, there is a brief history of the law regarding arctic fox killing, bounties and regulations throughout 1000 years of human settlement in Iceland. There are also chapters about poetry, magic and folk-tales.

We find this book great, funny, interesting and exciting and we hope to be able to introduce the book in our Center. The coat on back and front has beautiful fox photos from our friends Jim Lamont (front) and Olger Kooring (back). It would be great if we could get the book partly or as a whole, translated into English. Sigurður Hjartarson, the author, is also a proud director of The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Husavík, see the webpage here
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