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Penguin Books, 9/2010
"The author's prose (translated from the German) is poetic and
clever, descriptive and dramatic without falling prey to travelogue
cliches. Engrossing as a novella, each entry comes complete with
characters... Schalansky's anecdotes are so crisply detailed and
evocative, one assumes that she conducted her research in person, even
time-traveling to witness certain historical events...To be honest, she
didn't really need to have visited the islands. By book's end (Peter I
Island, Antarctica), I felt that I had traveled to all 50, my mind's
wings tired from all that flapping."
-"The Washington Post"