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. After her first book debuted in […]

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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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Poems from the South Pole

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In a recent post about newly discovered undeveloped photos of a Shackleton expedition to Antarctica 100 years ago, we mentioned that Riverhead Books publicity director Jynne Dilling Martin is currently an artist-in-residence in Antarctica, and that she had written a splendid essay about penguins for Slate. She’s since written a few other pieces about life near […]

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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 […]

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