This is a book of two halves, and many journeys. The first part sends us throughout the world and across history, finding the poetry in James Joyce`s short-lived cinema, Dana Scully`s oarless rowboat, the Cerasi Chapel, a Hindu temple, the Cardiff Mod scene and a Bowie-singing log delivery man - all painted with Lodge`s trademark understated humour, striking imagery and careful observation.
The second part is a lengthy sequence responding to Captain James Cook`s first voyage aboard the Endeavour. Not a work of biography, or a history, this is an effort to capture the imaginative power of Cook`s journey into the unknown through a squint view of his companions, the cultures he encountered and the events which unfolded. As a whole, Remarkable Occurrences is a deeply impressive literary achievement which will leave a lasting impression on all those who encounter it.
Taal / Language : English
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