Arctic Summer

Arctic Summer

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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 12 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 the human nature, bringing these great insights to bear in his remarkable novel.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2014.
ISBN: 9781609452346
1609452348
Branch Call Number: FIC GALGUT
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 21 cm

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quagga Nov 10, 2014

A close examination of the complicated contradictions that form a unique individual. This is not for someone looking for a propulsive plot. The pace is stately - I want to say 'glacial' because of the title, but that would sound pejorative. I admire Galgut's eloquent, introspective style.

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