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"Frau Ritter lived on seal and bear meat, survived raging blizzards, solitude, and the long winter night. In the end, she discovered the typical Arctic philosophy . . . a little like the sensation just before freezing . . . that nothing really matters very much. An unpretentious but arresting book about life south of nowhere." —Time Magazine


"A Woman in the Polar Night, Ritter's eloquent account of her experiences while overwintering with him in Grahuken on Wijdefjorden in the mid-1930s, also has the form of a journal . . . it is written mainly in a continual present tense. This allows the reader to follow her evolving perspective on life in the Far North—as well as on European culture viewed from a distance that gradually becomes mental as well as geographical." —Polar Research