Stockhammer: Reisen zwischen Abenteuer und Rasterung

Robert Stockhammer, Former and Honorary President of the ICLA Theory Committee, authored the book Reisen zwischen Abenteuer und Rasterung: mit James Cook und Herman Melville im Pazifik (Travel between Adventure and Resolution: In the Pacific with James Cook and Herman Melville). Published by Brill, Stockhammer’s book discusses the relation between adventure and resolution, noting that any clear delimitation should be met with doubt, just as Adventure Island and Resolution Island are joined by Doubtfull Island in James Cook’s cartography. Cook’s second voyage around the world (1772–75) and Herman Melville’s anti-Cookian Pacific voyage (1841–44) are approached with the help of texts as different as logbooks and novels.

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