Arctic Summer

Arctic Summer

Arctic Summer A powerful exploration of the clash between two opposing worlds Forster s Arctic Summer posits the instinctive bravery of the traditional hero alongside the tolerance of the modern man calling into

  • Title: Arctic Summer
  • Author: E.M. Forster Anita Desai
  • ISBN: 9781843910619
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • A powerful exploration of the clash between two opposing worlds, Forster s Arctic Summer posits the instinctive bravery of the traditional hero alongside the tolerance of the modern man, calling into question the very essence of the gentlemanly code Embarking on a tour of Italy with his wife and mother in law, Martin Whitby slips and falls under a train Owing his rescueA powerful exploration of the clash between two opposing worlds, Forster s Arctic Summer posits the instinctive bravery of the traditional hero alongside the tolerance of the modern man, calling into question the very essence of the gentlemanly code Embarking on a tour of Italy with his wife and mother in law, Martin Whitby slips and falls under a train Owing his rescue to the quick thinking of a young soldier, he feels obliged to thank the youth, and so pursues the acquaintance The two men differ sharply in outlook and opinion, however, and part rudely But once back in England, Martin finds himself called upon by the soldier with an urgent request for help British novelist E.M Forster is the author of several 20th century classics, including A Room with a View, Howard s End, and A Passage to India.

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    A Fragment from the Hand of a MasterArctic Summer is the novel that E. M. Forster began in 1911, after Howards End, wrote eighty-some pages of, but never completed. The novella-length fragment has now been published in a beautiful edition by Hesperus, with a foreword by Anita Desai. Question: is it satisfying in itself, or will it just leave you frustrated? In short, is it worth reading? Answer: for lovers of Forster, absolutely yes; for others, probably not—unless they read some of his other [...]

    Set in Italy and England, this is Forster's fragment of a novel, begun in 1911, fiddled with again in the early 1950s before finally being abandoned. In it he attempts to contrast two types of men: the chivalrous, bold, military man, embodied by brothers Clesant and Lance March, and the more moderate and modern man, ambivalent rather than bold, subject to moments of mild cowardice, embodied by Martin Whitby. (Whitby contained elements of Forster and his friends Roger Fry and Rupert Brooke.)Clesa [...]

    It was wonderful to be reading Forster again, after having thought I had read all of his extant fiction. But this is just a fragment, and in the end I can see why he didn't finish it.

    An abandoned novel by EM Forster from 1911 (just after Howard's End and before Maurice). You can tell that Forster revised the first 5 chapters in 1951 when he read them aloud at the Aldeburgh Festival - more polished and some definite gems in the prose. The latter 4 chapters are more clearly early draft material - more concerned with exposition than character and depth. The all-to-brief 82 pages ends with a climatic moment and surely an invitation to the literary parlour game of what would have [...]

    Although it contains individual scenes that are quite nice, there IS a reason Forster abandoned this novel and never finished it. Interesting mainly for scholars and for its historical value. I mainly read it to compliment Galgut's novel of the same name that I just had finished.

    It certainly is not Forster's best. Uncertain characters, dispersion oc action What happened? The final impression is that this is an unfinished novel.

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