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Cover of: Noa Noa by Paul Gauguin
About the Book

Paul Gauguin fled what he called "filthy Europe" in 1891 to what he hoped would be an unspoiled paradise, Tahiti. He painted 66 magnificent can vases during the first two years he spent there and kept notes from which he later wrote Noa Noa—a journal recording his thoughts and impressions of that time.
Noa Noa—the most widely known of Gauguin's writings—is reproduced here from a rare early edition (1919), in a lucid translation capturing the artist's unpretentious style. Page after page reveals Gauguin's keen observations of Tahiti and its people, and his passionate struggle to achieve the inner harmony he expressed so profoundly on canvas. Gauguin's prose is as seductive as his paintings, filled with descriptions of warm seas, hidden lagoons, lush green forests, and beautiful Maori women.
The journal is captivating reading, offering a compelling autobiographical fragment of the soul of a genius and a rare glimpse of Oceanian culture. The brief periods of happiness Gauguin found among the Tahitians are eloquently expressed in his narrative. We understand the motives that drove him and gain a deeper appreciation of his art.
Today the manuscript provides unparalleled insight into Gauguin's thoughts as he strove to achieve spiritual peace, and into the wellsprings of a singular artistic style which changed the course of modern art. This wonderfully affordable edition—enhanced by 24 of Gauguin's South Seas drawings—makes a unique and passionate testament accessible to all art lovers.

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53 editions First published in 1900

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Publish date unknown, Piper
Noa noa
in English
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Publish date unknown, Noonday Press
Noa Noa
in English
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Publish date unknown, Cassirer
Noa Noa
in English
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1900, Éditions de La Plume
Noa Noa.
in French - 4. éd.
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1908, B. Cassirer
Noa Noa
in German
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1912, B. Cassirer
Noa Noa
in German
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1912, B. Cassirer
Noa Noa
in German
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1912, Bruno Cassirer
Noa Noa
in German - 3. Aufl.
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1912, B. Cassirer
Noa Noa
in German
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1919, N.L. Brown
Noa Noa.
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1919, N. L. Brown
Noa-Noa
in English
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1920, Nicholas L. Brown
Noa Noa
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1920, Greenberg
Noa Noa.
in English - South seas ed.
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1925, B.Cassirer
Noa Noa
in German
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1926, R. Piper & co.
Noanoa.
in German
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1926, Ganymed, Marees
Noa Noa.
in French
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1927, Greenberg
Noa-Noa
in English - South Seas ed.
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1927, Greenberg
Noa Noa
in English - South Seas ed.
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1929, G. Crès
Noa Noa.
in French - Éd. définitive, bois dessinés et gravés d'après Paul Gauguin, par Daniel de Monfried.
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1947, Jan Förlag
Noa Noa
in French
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1947, J. Förlag
Noa Noa.
in French
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1947, Lear
Noa Noa
in English
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1947, J. Förlag
Noa Noa.
in French
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1947, Jan fōrlag
Noa Noa
in French
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1954, Sagot-Le Garrec
Noa Noa.
in French
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1954, Sagot-Le Garrec
Noa Noa
in French
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1957, Noonday Press
Noa noa
in English
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1957, Noonday Press
Noa Noa
in English
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1957, Noonday Press
Noa Noa
in English
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January 1957, Farrar Straus Giroux
Noa Noa
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1961, Bruno Cassirer
Noa Noa
in English
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1961, Cassirer
Noa Noa
in English
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1962, Reynal
Noa Noa
in English
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1963, Farrar
Noa noa
in English
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1966, A. Balland
Noa Noa.
in French
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1966, A. Balland
Noa Noa.
in French
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1969, Rogner & Bernhard
Noa Noa
in French
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1972, Noonday Press
Noa Noa [a journal of the South Seas]
in English
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1976, Archer Editions Press
Noa Noa
in English
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1985, Phaidon
Noa Noa
in English
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1985, Dover Publications
Noa Noa
in English
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June 1, 1985, Dover Publications
Noa Noa
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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July 1985, Salem House Publishers
Noa Noa
Hardcover in English
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1987, Edition de l'Association des amis du Musée Gauguin, "Gauguin and Oceania Foundation"
Noa Noa
in French - Facsimile ed. of Gauguin's original Noa Noa manuscript of 1895.
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1988, Pauvert
Noa Noa
in French - [Première édition authentique].
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1989, Complexe
Noa-Noa
in French
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1989, Editions Complexe
Noa Noa
Mass Market Paperback in French
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September 1, 1994, Chronicle Books
Noa Noa
Hardcover in English - Special Oc edition
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1994, Chronicle Books
Noa Noa
in English - Océanie ed. / by John Miller.
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1995, Editions Assouline
Noa Noa
in French - 1. éd.
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March 1, 2003, Seemann-Henschel
Noa Noa.
Hardcover
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March 3, 2005, Chronicle Books
Noa Noa
Hardcover in English - Re-issue edition
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2009, eBooksLib
Noa Noa
E-book in French

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