Posts Tagged: Antarctica

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #73: Maggie Shipstead

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I first met Maggie Shipstead in 2011 when she was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She had not yet published her first novel, Seating Arrangements, which would later become a New York Times bestseller, but even then the magnitude of her ambition, shrewdness, and intellectual generosity was evident.

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Time Travel in the Antarctic

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In the latest installment of the New York Times‘s Sunday Book Review, Caroline Alexander writes an elegant review of Rebecca Hunt’s Everland, a novel about two expeditions in the Antarctic that take place more than a century apart:

Her careful control of the narratives and dramatic pacing keeps the tension in each story steadily escalating.

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100-Year-Old Photos Found in Antarctica

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Well, this is cool (pun not intended but definitely enjoyed): twenty-two 100-year-old photos were recently found in a block of ice in Antarctica.

More accurately, they’re “exposed but unprocessed negatives,” believed to be taken by Arnold Patrick Spencer-Smith as part of an expedition by none other than Ernest Shackleton, during which he and his men were stranded by a blizzard and three of them died.

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