What is this?Shackleton is a Twitter novel by artist Peggy Nelson— follow along at @EShackleton. This blog is the media companion to the novel.
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“Fancy that ridiculous Shackleton & his South Pole — in the crash of the world. “When all the sick & wounded have been tended, when all their impoverished & broken hearted homes have been restored, when every hospital is gorged … Continue reading
“One spoke in Norse, and the manager translated. He said that he had been at sea over forty years; that he knew this stormy Southern Ocean intimately… and that never had he heard of such a wonderful feat of daring … Continue reading
“I don’t think I ever appreciated anything as much as that hot bath…it was worth all that we had been through to get it. Before bathing, I saw myself in the mirror…three days before…living under the boat—I had attempted to … Continue reading
“Manager say, ‘Who the hell are you?’ and terrible bearded man in the centre of the three say very quietly: ‘My name is Shackleton.’ Me—I turn away and weep. I think manager weep too.” — Mansell, a Norwegian whaler who … Continue reading
“We seemed to shoot into space. For a moment I my hair fairly stood on end. Then quite suddenly I felt a glow, and knew that I was grinning! I was actually enjoying it… I yelled with excitement, and found … Continue reading
“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” — David Copperfield [Illustration of Peggotty’s boat/house, from The Personal History, Adventures, Experience … Continue reading
“I went to the top of the hill & had a lay on the grass & it put me in mind of old times at Home sitting on the hillside looking down at them.” — Harry McNeish
“I am still busy at the boat. While the skipper does the Nimrod & bring home the food Vincent lays down by the fire and smoks some times coming out for more wood while the Boss & Creen looks after … Continue reading
“Shackleton, with his usual love of leg-pulling, said with a twinkle in his eye, ‘We’ll hide this stuff, go in and tell ‘em you saved my life from a sea-elephant that tore your blouse off and badly wounded you—to account … Continue reading