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Arctic Summer

Arctic Summer

  • R 11000


Arctic Summer
Against the backdrop of a world in flux at the start of a new century, Arctic Summer portrays the life of British writer E. M. Forster: his inner turmoil, his search for love and the story behind one of the greatest novels in English, A Passage to India. In 1912, Forster follows his friend Syed Ross Masood to India. It is on this journey ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ travelling around the country while it is still under British rule ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ that the seeds of his novel are planted. But it will be another twelve years, and a second time spent in India, before his book is published. Between these two journeys lie the writing of an unpublishable novel, the outbreak of the First World War, and a long stay in Alexandria, where he has an unlikely affair with an Egyptian tram conductor. As we follow Forster across continents ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ stuttering, aching, his love mostly unrequited ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ Galgut captures with colour and exquisite delicacy the England, India and Egypt of the era. Meticulously researched, Arctic Summer conjures the figure of Forster in all his contradictory genius, providing a fascinating glimpse into the creation of a masterpiece.

About the author
Playwright and novelist Damon Galgut is the author of the novelsA Sinless Season,Small Circle of Beings,The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs,The Quarry,The Good Doctor,The Impostor,In a Strange RoomandArctic Summer. His work has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He lives and works in Cape Town.


Author Damon Galgut
ISBN 9781415207598
Format Paperback
Pages 380p.

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