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Arctic Summer Paperback – 6 Mar 2014

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Export/Airside edition (6 March 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857897195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857897190
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.6 x 23 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Could well be one of the finest literary works published this year... Damon Galgut, among the finest living writers, has not only given life to a quiet enigma who suffered in love but looked at the inspiration and need that helped that enigma write six major novels. * Irish Times * Beautifully written and utterly compelling... A vivid, moving account of the man that makes you want to read all his books again. * The Times * Galgut is extremely good on Forster's anxieties, his loneliness, his unworldliness... The portrait is beautifully nuanced, a mixture of bold, colourful strokes and delicate little flicks of the brush. * Sunday Times * With insight and seemingly effortless fluidity, Mr Galgut has written a beautiful, and at times funny, novel that movingly captures the duality of one of Britain's most thoughtful authors. * Economist * It is a project to which Galgut, whose fiction has often covered the terrain of love, race and politics, seems perfectly suited as a writer... A remarkable, lyrical tribute. * Guardian * Galgut has so seamlessly incorporated Forster's diaries, letters and novels into his narrative that it is often hard to tell which novelist is which. * Daily Telegraph * A masterly piece of fiction. Delicate and detailed. * Daily Mail * A beautifully imagined piece, getting deep inside the mind of a major English novelist. * Mail on Sunday * Galgut's gifts - of phrasing, of structure, of perception - are on faultless form in these pages... Arctic Summer is a masterpiece. * Sunday Business Post * How apt that Arctic Summer, a chronicle or a writer's longest journey to complete his masterpiece, also happens to be Galgut's finest book to date. * The Herald (Scotland) * Preoccupied by varieties of sadness - but is so crisply written, with a deceptive simplicity and directness, that it feels full of affirmations -- Summer picks * Guardian *

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In this literary tour de force, twice Booker shortlisted novelist Damon Galgut evokes the life and work of E. M. Forster, his travels to India, and the freedom and inspiration he found there.

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H. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars A very repressed period in the life of "Morgan" Forster, presented in rather slow but brilliantly written literary biopic format
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Summer Place
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Anna Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars ... biography of Forster would appeal primarily to those who love Forster. Otherwise
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5.0 out of 5 stars Getting to know E. M. Forster
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