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Download ´ Arctic Summer 106 Ights to bear in his remarkable novelAt 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. I loved the idea of this book Damon Galgut fictionalises EM Forster s life between 1910 and 1924 It is the story behind the story of A Passage to India I wasn t uite sure how to review this book so I made a list of the things I loved first I enjoyed reading about the literati of the time and how EM Forster felt alienated It was interesting to find out about a famous writer s life through an empathetic novelist s eyes I was impressed by the research and time that went into creating the novel and I liked the idea of finding out about the way people thought in India and Egypt and England in the early 1900sThe book lacked something though and I think it had a lot to do with the sterile telling of the tale We stayed in EM Forster s head and I had no sense of setting because of the lack of sensory details I also found the scenes in the book overly long and repetitive which may be true to real life but boring when you read them The magic was lost for me in that final third of the book I read A Passage to India at university and this story took me back to a very different place and version of myself It made me think of how we remember things and how we change More importantly it reminded me of how we never forget how we feel about certain things even after many years have passed This made me wish Galgut had recreated something tangible instead of seemingly following the infatuation with the unknown from Forster s famous novel The Strain uite sure how to review this book so I made a list of the things I loved first I enjoyed reading about the literati of the time and how EM Forster felt alienated It was interesting to find out about a famous writer s life through an empathetic novelist s eyes I was impressed by the research and time that went into creating the novel and I liked the idea of finding out about the way people thought in India and Egypt and England in the early 1900sThe book lacked something though and I think it had a lot to do with the sterile telling of the tale We stayed in EM Forster s head and I had no sense of setting because of the lack of sensory details I also found the scenes in the book overly long and repetitive which may be true to real life but boring when you read them The magic was lost for me in that final third of the book I read A Passage to India at Nos trajeron los barcos university and this story took me back to a very different place and version of myself It made me think of how we remember things and how we change More importantly it reminded me of how we never forget how we feel about certain things even after many years have passed This made me wish Galgut had recreated something tangible instead of seemingly following the infatuation with the Maria dos Canos Serrados unknown from Forster s famous novel

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Download ´ Arctic Summer 106 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. Having recently read Damon Galgut s In A Strange Room which was brilliant and having a life long love of EM Forster I was prepared to love this novel about the English writer I liked it a lot but for some reason not uite as much as I loved The Master a similar novel in which Colm To b n elouently and plausibly muses on Henry James s life and booksAs in The Master in which To b n calls his protagonist Henry Galgut calls his hero Morgan throughout lovingly as I interpreted it and it brings the reader closer to him and his first name wasn t meant to be Edward anyway Galgut tells us his father accidentally said his own name at the christening Had he been less absent minded Forster s first name would have been the same as James s The title Arctic Summer was the title of a novel Forster never finished and seems fitting for this portrait of him his last and unrevealed story as it were It is part plausible story telling based on research and part Galgut s rendition of Forster s thoughts about his homosexuality and the two main loves of his life at least during the period that we follow him Syed Ross Masood and Mohammed el Adl and less so his thoughts about his books In a conversation with Virginia and Leonard Woolf at the end of the novel Forster says that he isn t really a novelist Virginia agrees Leonard does not For my own part I would have liked a bit about his novelsGalgut returns to India in this novel and to travelling He creates a story in which Forster puts together his major works but the novel builds up to the creation of what many consider to be Forster s masterpiece A Passage to India Galgut s novel delineates the other novel s development and suggests where many of its ideas spring from It took Forster some twelve years to write he continually abandoned it deeming his memories of India inauthentic until he visited it again Lines from Passage are strewn throughout this novel as if Forster had picked up bits and pieces from conversations and events over the 12 years from its conception to its final composition which he may well have done I recognized lines spoken by Dr Aziz and Dr Godbole descriptions of Forster s journey to the Barabar Caves which became the Marabar Caves and his thoughts on the British Raj many of which made Passage such an important book at the time Forster had the keenest eyes when it came to observing the English in India but also in depth knowledge of some of the differences between Hindus and Muslims in India and thus of the complexities of Indian politics at the time A lot of guess work is necessarily involved as to Forster s feelings of loss and inadeuacy his way of being a forlorn gentle man unable to fathom let alone experience the depths of his own sexual desires We are reminded in the beginning of the novel that Wilde was imprisoned only 17 years previously Much of this is both probable and reasonable but I felt less willing to grant Galgut the liberty of imagining Forster s small sexual encounters so explicitly It seemed intrusive somehow because Forster himself hid this part of himself from all but his closest friends although I suspect that may have been one of Galgut s reasons for including them to imagine them out into the open And my need to protect Forster post humously is no doubt entirely misplaced this is art after all but those were my feelings I have to admit that it also grated on my ears that the word nevertheless is used perhaps 20 times in the novel yet didn t work Or even so however leaving it outIn conclusion though I read this as an affective homage to Forster Like Forster and through painting this portrait of him Galgut explores human connections and travelling two of my favourite topics At one point in the novel Forster sees a sign in India which is characteristically misspelled and which comes to be a kind of theme in A Passage to India the memorable God si love an orthographically inaccurate but uite wonderful way to my mind of reiterating the epigraph to Howards End Only connect Skin Talks uite as much as I loved The Master a similar novel in which Colm To b n elouently and plausibly muses on Henry James s life and booksAs in The Master in which To b n calls his protagonist Henry Galgut calls his hero Morgan throughout lovingly as I interpreted it and it brings the reader closer to him and his first name wasn t meant to be Edward anyway Galgut tells No hay as felices Verónica Rosenthal #3 us his father accidentally said his own name at the christening Had he been less absent minded Forster s first name would have been the same as James s The title Arctic Summer was the title of a novel Forster never finished and seems fitting for this portrait of him his last and Poesía reunida unrevealed story as it were It is part plausible story telling based on research and part Galgut s rendition of Forster s thoughts about his homosexuality and the two main loves of his life at least during the period that we follow him Syed Ross Masood and Mohammed el Adl and less so his thoughts about his books In a conversation with Virginia and Leonard Woolf at the end of the novel Forster says that he isn t really a novelist Virginia agrees Leonard does not For my own part I would have liked a bit about his novelsGalgut returns to India in this novel and to travelling He creates a story in which Forster puts together his major works but the novel builds Historia De La Argentina Deseada Ensayo up to the creation of what many consider to be Forster s masterpiece A Passage to India Galgut s novel delineates the other novel s development and suggests where many of its ideas spring from It took Forster some twelve years to write he continually abandoned it deeming his memories of India inauthentic This Is Not That Dawn until he visited it again Lines from Passage are strewn throughout this novel as if Forster had picked El juego de Sade up bits and pieces from conversations and events over the 12 years from its conception to its final composition which he may well have done I recognized lines spoken by Dr Aziz and Dr Godbole descriptions of Forster s journey to the Barabar Caves which became the Marabar Caves and his thoughts on the British Raj many of which made Passage such an important book at the time Forster had the keenest eyes when it came to observing the English in India but also in depth knowledge of some of the differences between Hindus and Muslims in India and thus of the complexities of Indian politics at the time A lot of guess work is necessarily involved as to Forster s feelings of loss and inadeuacy his way of being a forlorn gentle man Girl of Nightmares used perhaps 20 times in the novel yet didn t work Or even so however leaving it outIn conclusion though I read this as an affective homage to Forster Like Forster and through painting this portrait of him Galgut explores human connections and travelling two of my favourite topics At one point in the novel Forster sees a sign in India which is characteristically misspelled and which comes to be a kind of theme in A Passage to India the memorable God si love an orthographically inaccurate but The Very Expensive Coconut uite wonderful way to my mind of reiterating the epigraph to Howards End Only connect

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Download ´ Arctic Summer 106 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 ins. The long is I suspect most people come to this as an EM Forster fan whereas I m the contrary case This was the only Galgut I hadn t read when I picked it up in London a year or ago On the other hand I ve never read a thing by EM Forster other than his brilliant short story The Machine Stops So enamoured am I of Galgut that when I bought this I didn t even look at the back cover only to discover when I sat down to begin it at home that it is a bio novel I was crestfallen I have a historian s distaste for bio pics biography autobiography Why would a bio novel be any different What is it Some excuse to write a biography without doing the hard work Without having to bother with the facts Back on the shelf it sat and sat And sat Until the other day when I came upon it soon after an experience which had given me a different perspective on this sort of book I read Infinity The Story of a Moment by Gabriel Josipovici read it loved it and only subseuently discovered it was a bio novelRest here


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    READ Arctic Summer Author Damon Galgut As a writer he’d felt he had to provide answers but India had reminded him that no answer would suffice There had been so much he’d seen and heard in that country which had baffled him and which rational thinking couldn’t penetrate Mystery was at the heart of things there and it would be at the heart of his novel too35 This fictionaliz

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    review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Damon Galgut Damon Galgut Ï 6 Read READ Arctic Summer Author Damon Galgut A fascinating portrait of EM Forster and his long struggle to produce A passage to India Galgut's prose is always well judged and readable and it left me wanting to read Forster

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Arctic Summer
  • Damon Galgut
  • English
  • 04 June 2020
  • 9780857897183