Fortunate and unfortunate isles

FORTUNATE AND UNFORTUNATE ISLES Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands—Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will Judith Schalansky, London, New York: Penguin, 2012. 240 pp The West is writing over all the world’s white spaces. The unrolling triumph of Occidental enlightenment and exploration has meant the near-complete charting of the planet—conquest of the tallest peaks,… Continue reading