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Preserving the Self in the South Seas 1680-1840

Preserving the Self in the South Seas 1680-1840
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226468495
  • ISBN: 0226468496
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

AUTHOR

Lamb, Jonathan

SUMMARY

The violence, wonder, and nostalgia of voyaging are nowhere more vivid than in the literature of South Seas exploration. Preserving the Self in the South Seas charts the sensibilities of the lonely figures that encountered the new and exotic in terra incognita. Jonathan Lamb introduces us to the writings of South Seas explorers, and finds in them unexpected and poignant tales of selves alarmed and transformed. Lamb contends that European exploration of the South Seas was less confident and mindful than we have assumed. It was, instead, conducted in moods of distraction and infatuation that were hard to make sense of and difficult to narrate, and it prompted reactions among indigenous peoples that were equally passionate and irregular. Preserving the Self in the South Seas also examines these common crises of exploration in the context of a metropolitan audience that eagerly consumed narratives of the Pacific while doubting their truth. Lamb considers why these halting and incredible journals were so popular with the reading public, and suggests that they dramatized anxieties and bafflements rankling at the heart of commercial society.Lamb, Jonathan is the author of 'Preserving the Self in the South Seas 1680-1840' with ISBN 9780226468495 and ISBN 0226468496.

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