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" Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when I saw one that... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 166
1899
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Oriental Prospects: Western Literature and the Lure of the East

C. C. Barfoot, Theo d'. Haen - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 283 pages
...South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when...that looked particularly inviting on a map (but they a!l look that) I would put my finger on it and say, When I grow up I will go there. 9 Said describes...
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Indian Traffic: Identities in Question in Colonial and Postcolonial India

Parama Roy - History - 1998 - 237 pages
...satisfyingly numerous blank spaces that left room for the enactment of imperial fantasies. At that urne there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when...saw one that looked particularly inviting on a map ... I would put my finger on it and say, When I grow up I will go there. ... I have been in some of...
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Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900

Franco Moretti - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 206 pages
...Ouida Under Two Flags 1 Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps [. . .] At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when...finger on it and say, When I grow up I will go there [...]! have been in some of them, and . . . well, we won't talk about that. But there was one yet -...
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Raising Cartographic Consciousness: The Social and Foreign Policy Vision of ...

Mark Polelle - History - 1999 - 164 pages
...South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when...particularly inviting on a map (but they all look like that) I would put my finger on it and say, "When I grow up I will go there." -Joseph Conrad, Heart...
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Envisioning Africa: Racism and Imperialism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Peter Edgerly Firchow - Literary Criticism
...South America, or Africa, or Australia and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth and when...places I remember. Well, I haven't been there yet and I shall not try now. The glamour's off. Other places were scattered about the Equator and in every...
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The Roots of Environmental Consciousness: Popular Tradition and Personal ...

Stephen Hussey, Paul Thompson - Social Science - 2000 - 226 pages
...particularly inviting on a map (but they all look that) I would put my finger on it and say. When I grow up / will go there. The North Pole was one of these places, I remember. Well, I haven't been there vet, and I shall not try now. The glamour's off. J. Conrad, Heart of Darkness (London, 1995 [1902]),...
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Cartes, paysages, territoires

Ronald Shusterman - English literature - 2000 - 378 pages
...all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when l saw one that looked particularly inviting on a map (but they all look that) l would put my finger on it and say. When I grow up I will go there. 5 Ce court extrait appelle au...
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As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art

Rebecca Solnit - Art - 2001 - 234 pages
...Freezeout Lake, Montana, gelatin silver print. 8" x 10", 199S; Barbara Bosworth, 199S. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when I saw one that locked particularly inviting on a map (hut they all look that) I would put im finger on it and Mir,...
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The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of Cartography, Issue 2002

J. B. Harley - History - 2002 - 331 pages
...In Joseph Conrad's Victorian novel The Heart of Darkness, the character Marlowe says, "At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when...my finger on it and say, When I grow up I will go there."60 The passage is often quoted as an example of how maps stir the geographical imagination....
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Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination, and the Birth of a World

Oliver Morton - Science - 2002 - 304 pages
...South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the Earth, and when...my finger on it and say, 'When I grow up I will go there.'The North Pole was one of these places, I remember Well, I haven't been there yet, and shall...
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