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Arctic summer

by Damon Galgut | 01 January 2015
Synopsis
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2015 Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize University of Johannesburg English Literary Award Nominated for the 2014 Folio Prize In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The seeds of a story start to gather at the corner of his mind: a sense of impending menace, lust in close confines, under a hot, empty sky. It will be another twelve years, and a second time spent in India, before A Passage to India, E. M. Forster's great work of literature, is published. During these years, Morgan will come to a profound understanding of himself as a man, and of the infinite subtleties and complexity of human nature, bringing these great insights to his remarkable novel. At once a fictional exploration of the life and times of one of Britain's finest novelists - his struggle to find a way of living and being - and a stunningly vivid evocation of the mysterious alchemy of the creative process, Arctic Summer is a literary masterpiece, by one of the finest writers of his generation.
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Synopsis
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2015 Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize University of Johannesburg English Literary Award Nominated for the 2014 Folio Prize In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The seeds of a story start to gather at the corner of his mind: a sense of impending menace, lust in close confines, under a hot, empty sky. It will be another twelve years, and a second time spent in India, before A Passage to India, E. M. Forster's great work of literature, is published. During these years, Morgan will come to a profound understanding of himself as a man, and of the infinite subtleties and complexity of human nature, bringing these great insights to his remarkable novel. At once a fictional exploration of the life and times of one of Britain's finest novelists - his struggle to find a way of living and being - and a stunningly vivid evocation of the mysterious alchemy of the creative process, Arctic Summer is a literary masterpiece, by one of the finest writers of his generation.
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Product Details

ISBN - 9781782391593
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 01/01/2015
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Fiction A to Z, Historical Fiction, All, Books, Fiction, Fiction A to Z, Contemporary Fiction
No. of Pages - 355
Weight - 268
Edition - 1st paperback ed
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 20
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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