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Jonathan Lamb: 18th-century seafaring, 20 March 2003

Voyages of Delusion: The Search for the Northwest Passage in the Age of Reason 
by Glyn Williams.
HarperCollins, 467 pp., £8.99, March 2003, 0 00 653213 6
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Voyage to Desolation Island 
by Jean-Paul Kauffmann, translated by Patricia Clancy.
Harvill, 177 pp., £14.99, October 2001, 1 86046 926 4
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... a continent, but a place so bare and sterile he called it Desolation Island. The name provides Jean-Paul Kauffmann with the title of the second of his travel books to be translated into English. The first, The Dark Room at Longwood, recorded a visit to St Helena (‘the middle of nowhere’), the scene of Napoleon’s final exile and death. Voyage to ...

Intelligence in a Cymbal

Ian Pace: Hugo Wolf’s Songs, 16 February 2023

The Complete Songs of Hugo Wolf: Life, Letters, Lieder 
by Richard Stokes.
Faber, 602 pp., £30, September 2021, 978 0 571 36069 7
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... rewards, came to weigh on his mind. ‘Opera & always opera!’ he wrote to his friend Emil Kauffmann in October 1891.I have come to dread my songs. The flattering recognition I’ve gained as a ‘song composer’ makes me sick at heart. What else does it mean, other than a reproach that I only ever write songs, that I am only master of a small ...

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