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Four Salty Top-Ten Lists


Ocean Stories (chronologically)

            1.  Homer, The Odyssey (~ 8th century BCE)

            2.  Luís vaz de Camões, The Lusiads (1572)

            3.  William Shakespeare, The Tempest (1611)

            4.  Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (1719)

            5.  Tobias Smollet, Roderick Random (1748)

            6.  Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851)

            7.  Victor Hugo, The Toilers of the Sea (1866)

            8.  Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (1900)

            9.  Patrick O’Brian, The Aubrey-Maturin Novels (1969-2004)

            10.  Yann Martel, Life of Pi (2002) 

 

Ocean Poems (chronologically)

            1.  George Gideon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (Canto 4) (1818)

            2.  Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” (Part 22) (1855)

            3.  Emily Dickinson, “Exultation is the going…” (1859)

            4.  Ezra Pound, The Cantos (Canto 1) (1922)

            5.  Robert Frost, “Neither out far nor in deep” (1936)

            6.  Wallace Stevens, “The Idea of Order at Key West” (1936)

            7.  Édouard Glissant, “Ocean” (1954)

            8.  Derek Walcott, “The Sea is History” (1979)

            9.  Mary Oliver, “The Sea” (1990)

            10.  Anthony Caleshu, “Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales” (2007)

 

Ocean Histories

            1.  E.D.H. Taylor, The Haven-Finding Art (1957)

            2.  Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us (1962)

            3.   Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age

                   of Philip II (1972)

            4.  J. H. Parry, The Discovery of the Sea (1974)

            5.  Alain Corbin, The Lure of the Sea: The Discovery of the Seaside, 1750 – 1840 (1994)

            6.  Deborah Cramer, Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage (2001)

            7.  Philip Steinberg, The Social Construction of the Ocean (2001)

            8.  Josiah Blackmore, ed., The Tragic History of the Sea (2001)

            9.  Bernhard Klein and Gesa Mackenthun, eds., Sea Changes: Historicizing the

                  Ocean (2003)

            10.  Callum Roberts, The Unnatural History of the Sea (2007)

 

Ocean Centers

            1.  The National Maritime Musuem, Greenwich, London

            2.  Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

            3.  The New Bedford Whaling Musuem, New Bedford, MA

            4.  The South Street Seaport Musuem, New York City

            5.  The John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI

            6.  The Mariners' Musuem, Newport News, VA

            7.  “On the Water,” Smithsonean Musuem of American History, Washington, DC

            8.  Maritime Musuem, Barcelona, Spain

            9.  Sheepvaart Musuem, Amsterdam, Netherlands

            10.  Nantucket Whaling Musuem, Nantucket, MA



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