Morten Strøksnes

Lumholtz’ Ghosts. Around the world in the footsteps of a forgotten white explorer, in search of all that was once lost, and what is left behind

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This unique and ambitious work follows the footsteps of Norwegian explorer Carl Lumholtz (1851-1922) who was world-famous in his time for his expeditions to Australia, Mexico, and Borneo. Strøksnes follows the explorer around the world, from Lumholtz’ home in Lillehammer to distant rainforests, deserts, and mountains. These journeys are accompanied by extensive, pioneering research in the archives around the world. Strøksnes not only reveals Lumholtz’ life and society in all its splendor, savagery, and violence; he also uses Lumholtz’ era as a dark reflection of our own time – and all of its crises.

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‘A high point in historical procurement (…) Simply a brilliant book.’

Adresseavisen, 6 out of 6 stars

‘A crazy story! (…) Reading Morten A Strøksnes’ new book is in many ways like being in an oldschool boy’s book.’

VG, 5 out of 6 stars

‘An excellent book about an age long gone of explorers and adventurers.’

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Morten Strøksnes (b. 1965) is a Norwegian intellectual, historian, journalist, photographer and writer. Strøksnes has published nine critically acclaimed books. His previous book Shark Drunk has received six awards, including the Norwegian Språkråd-Prize and the Norwegian Brage Prize and has been sold to 25 territories.