The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule

The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule

Joanna Kavenna


A legend, a land as soon as obvious after which misplaced eternally, Thule used to be a spot past the sting of the maps, a secret for hundreds of thousands of years. And to the Nazis, Thule used to be an icy Eden, birthplace of Nordic “purity.” during this exquisitely written narrative, Joanna Kavenna wanders looking for Thule, to Shetland, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Greenland, and Svalbard, unearthing the philosophers, poets, and explorers who claimed Thule for themselves, from Richard Francis Burton to Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen. Marked by means of breathtaking snowscapes, haunting literature, and the chilly specter of previous tragedies, this can be a wondrous mix of shuttle writing and detective paintings that's very unlikely to set down. RVIEW: Thule, genuine or now not, is ripe and beguiling fabric for a literary and geographic adventurer, and Kavenna is ambitious on either fronts. . . . hugely cerebral, erudite, fresh. (The ny occasions publication Review)

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