Books: A Human Endeavor

CHARCO HARBOUR by Godfrey Blunden. 401 pages. Vanguard. $6.95.

For in searching thou shalt finde that the workes of many brave men are buried in oblivion . . . though part of those workes have escaped, the wracke of the rest have perished in the Gulf of time, which hath swallowed the best of many men's endeavours. —17th century Hudson Bay Explorer Luke Foxe

These words serve as the opening to one of Godfrey Blunden's chapters. They might well be the emblem of his book. The lost works that he has sought to retrieve from...

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