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Die Schrecken es Eises und er FinsternisHem apart They are connected by narration The Expedition DISCOVERS AND NAMES FRANZ JOSEF LAND NEAR THE NORTH and names Franz Josef Land near the North after #their emperor The novel escribes in excruciating etail all the hardships they undergo being stuck #emperor The novel escribes in excruciating Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) detail all the hardships they undergo being stuck ice frostbite scurvy running out of food gangrene one seaman falling into a crevasse and his rescue before he freezes toeath Payer and Weyprecht the two leaders insist on exploring and naming all the features on Franz Josef Land The weather is warmer than usual the ice breaks up and the intrepid Expedition finally makes its way back to Novaya Zemlya in Russia The Expedition is a success but overshadowed by the polar explorers Amundsen and Peary A century later Josef Mazzini a fictional Alt 38 Environmental Transformations descendant of one of the men who had been on that expedition is obsessed with retracing the route Heisappears and all that is ever found is his notebook The Big Nail the Inuit name for the North Pole and some sled og harness The unnamed Narrator wants to find out what happened to him The book alternates from the original Expedition to Mazzini back and forth with the Narrator s comments on his own search for the missing man Surrounded by many maps but no answers to the mystery the Narrator finally considers himself a chronicler without an ending I enjoyed all the adventure in this book much of which really happened the Expedition It felt to me like it was written by a latter ay Jack London There were fantastic Before the Door Closes descriptions some exciting some sad and I liked the interplay among the men This was notry in the least Payer especially wrote almost literary journal entries I liked how the three narratives Expedition Mazzini search for Mazzini interwove Recommended How much of history is truth and how much of history "is mythThis complicated and unanswerable uestion Christoph Ransmayr tries to pose in his "mythThis complicated and unanswerable uestion Christoph Ransmayr tries to pose in his intellectual and ark The Terrors of Ice and DarknessHow much of an explorer s journey is the new iscoveries and how much of it is just imaginationAt first it was nothing than a game to try to reduce the circumstances of his We Are Each Others Harvest disappearance to some sort of explanation any explanation But every clue yielded a new unanswered uestion uite involuntarily I found myself taking one step after the other Entering biographicaletails They Left Great Marks on Me data and names into a kind of crossword puzzle until Mazzini became myownfall Cumulus clouds mirrored in a shop window became calving glaciers patches of old snow in city parks became great floes of ice The Arctic Ocean lay at my window Much the same thing must have happened to MazziniHow much of human life is reality and how much of it is metaphor Some lives are just poorly realistic and some are purely metaphoricWhile looking for the secrets of the past one may become lost in the present. Suing honor glory and other vanities endure two frigid winters when their ship is trapped in ice their beards freeze they are blinded by snow and ill with scurvy but the Bible is read every Sunday A century later men approach the icy expanse with snowmobiles and Walkmen undertaking selfinterested scientific projects This aggressively intelligent narrative transforms the polar regions into unusually fertile ground Publishers Weekly. Es his motives for the trip a mystery till the end of his storyThe novel s tone is mostly matter of fact and precise Ransmayr leaves it to his readers to connect the Deans and Truants dots and feel awed both by the harsh remoteness of the north and the persistence of the heroes fools who made it their mission to brave the elements as well as push beyond the limits of their bodies and souls following a vision even themselves might not be able to spell out clearly At the end of theay this novel may not be for everyone but surely Talking About Trees deserves readers than it has attracted so far Three linked stories of exploration intertwine here as an unidentified narrator researches theisappearance in 1981 of Josef Mazzini whose obsession with the Austrian explorer Julius Von Payer had "brought him to the settlement of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island in the Arctic "him to the settlement of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island in the Arctic a sub lieutenant in the Austrian army having adventured and explored in the Tyrolean Alps in the 1860s making than 60 ascents including several first ascents led the Austro Hungarian North Pole Expedition in 1872 which was both Manzinni and the narrator s interest This was an attempt at the Pole via the North East Passage along the Norwegian and Siberian coasts and Alien Contact during the journey heiscovered Franz Joseph Land #Much of the narrative is made up of uotations from the official log of the expedition and the iaries #of the narrative is made up of uotations from the official log of the expedition and the iaries individual crew members It s only the invented character of Mazzini that makes Ransmayr s book a novel The vivid Bibliographia Aethiopica II descriptions of the Arctic and the use of the archives makes this read as a historicalocument would It s a fascinating tale of Polar exploration that eserves a place with the best and yet is surprisingly out of exploration that eserves a place with the best and yet is surprisingly out of available at OpenLibrary archiveorg the story of conuest and Say It Plain A Century of Great African American Speeches discovery of arive within human nature to find what is out there to map to name and to understand whatever that means the emptiness of space as experienced in the 20th century the terrors of ice and Saving Spring darkness have been experienced by explorers a century before in the vastness of the arctic ice the madness to think something would be out there that matters that knowing would make aifference the incredible heroism and the laughable pathos converging in a vanishing point at a horizon of hope and hopelessness these are only some of the topics of this novel which is following the austro hungarian north pole expedition of 1872 1874 Making the Corn Belt: A Geographical History of Middle-Western Agriculture during which the last landmass on earth kaiser franz josef land wasiscovered nothing is there not then or now and still somebody hat to go and see for themselves a chilling pun Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection definitely intended read awesome This novel recounts the real life 1872 74 Imperial Austro Hungarian North Pole Expedition through actual journal and log entries italicized to set Pping tale A nameless and largely invisible narrator recounts the 1981isappearance of one Josef Mazzini whose fascination with a 19th century polar expedition has pulled him north to the furthest arctic settlements Accounts of the two journeys intersect and Neglect-The Silent Abuser diverge challenging the notion of history as linear seducing the reader with startlinglyetailed escriptions of polar exploration Members of the 19th century expedition pur. ,