Cook, Conrad and the Poetics of Error

Brendan Casey

Abstract


Abstract: This essay recounts Joseph Conrad’s voyage up the east-coast of Australia in 1888, an event which I term the author’s ‘Endeavour re-enactment’. It describes the author’s relationship to Captain James Cook, and the implications of his visit for Australian history.


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Joseph Conrad; James Cook; Endeavour; cartography

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