Christopher Stewart on "Jungleland"

January 13, 2013

Christopher Stewart's  “Jungleland”, a book about his adventure in Honduras seraching for La Cuidad Blanca.


I loved this story. I'm going to get the book. Anyone who gives it a 1 star is not a newbephil! (neophiliac). I can understand this passion. Of course was in the Peace Corps and lives abroad for 11 years.....I love seekers...

What was the poem at end of the story. It was amazing but I was driving and I could not write it down.

Hi Kip,

The poem is John Masefield's "The Seekers."

You can read the full text here:

Laura Zimmerman
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Wisconsin Public Radio

Thanks, I too was unable to write it down but have been thinking about it all week.

I was surprised no mention was made about the trope of "discovery" in this narative. The arqueological site visited may be obscure but -- as is commonly the case -- not unknown to local people. Does this undermine the seeker's adventure? Why not reflect on the relationship of seekers and locals instead of sweeping it under the rug?

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