Tag Archives: Australia

“… a last glimpse of the land now being lost for ever”

(Note: I am here republishing an article I posted in September, 2008. I feel it timely with respect to the present). … Thus ends The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald, one of the three books I present today. The … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Islands

Quick! Think of all the big islands in the world. Is Australia an Island? No, it’s a continent. How do we know this? It’s just a matter of definition. Conventionally, “continents are understood to be large, continuous, discrete masses of … Continue reading

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