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The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson

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A revelation of the art and mind of a unique artist lost and alone in the world of nature, this beautiful book records Anderson's experiences on one of the barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico over a period of twenty years. Revised edition.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 1st 1981 by University Press of Mississippi
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Walter Anderson spent a remarkable part of twenty years living on the barrier islands off the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Increasingly, time on the mainland seemed to trigger episodes of mental illness, an illness that only seemed to be soothed when he was away from people (sadly, that included his understanding, long-suffering wife and children) and communing instead with the flora and fauna of Horn Island especially. And commune he did, to a fullest extent of the word, making progresses (as he cal
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A fascinating artist.
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I learned that Anderson was also a competent writer after completing this book. Well worth reading for any Mississippian.
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Walter Inglis Anderson was born in 1903 in New Orleans ... His mother’s love of art, music, and literature strongly influenced Walter ... and his two brothers, Peter and Mac. Anderson was educated at a private boarding school, then attended the Parsons Institute of Design in New York and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where his drawings earned him a scholarship for study abroad. He travele ...more
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