♥ Book Title : Ice
☯ Full Synopsis : "'Few novelists match the intensity of her vision' J. G. Ballard No one knows why the ice has come, and no one can stop it. Every day it creeps further across the earth, covering the land in snow and freezing everything in its path. Through this bleached, devastated world, one man pursues the sylph-like, silver-haired girl he loves, as she keeps running - away from her husband; away from the sinister 'warden' who seeks to control her; away from him. 'A raw, brutal tale set in a frozen post-nuclear dystopia ... addictive and extremely entertaining' Guardian 'There is nothing else quite like Ice' Doris Lessing 'She is De Quincey's heir and Kafka's sister' Brian Aldiss"Article| Anna Kavan| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : First_over_everest_the_houston-Mount_everest_expedition_1933
☯ Full Synopsis : "This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant."Article| Anna Kavan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Let Me Alone
☯ Full Synopsis : "An early work from Anna Kavan strongly evoking life in England and its colonies from the early years of the century through the period following the First World War. More straightforward than her more famous novels, Let Me Alone is nevertheless fascinating for its hint of the personal stresses that was to inform much of her uncompromising storylines."Article| Anna Kavan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Parson
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Parson was not published in Anna Kavan’s lifetime, but found after her death in manuscript form. Thought to have been written between the mid 50s and early 60s, it presages, through its undertones and imagery, some of Kavan’s last and most enduring fiction (such as Ice). It was published finally, to wide acclaim, by Peter Owen in 1995. The Parson of the title is not a cleric, but an upright young army officer so nick-named for his apparent prudishness. On leave in his native homeland, he meets a rich and beguiling beauty, the woman of his dreams. The days that the Parson spends with Rejane, riding in and exploring the wild moorland have their own enchantment. But Rejane grows restless in this desolate land; doubtless in love with the Parson, she discourages any intimacy. Until that is, she persuades him to take her to a sinister castle situated on a treacherous headland. This is less a tale of unrequited love than exploration of divided selves, momentarily locked in an unequal embrace. Passion is revealed as a play of the senses as well as a destructive force. There have been valid comparisons to Poe, Kafka, and Thomas Hardy, but the presence of her trademark themes, cleverly juxtaposed and set in her risk-taking prose, mark The Parson as 100% Kavan."Article| Anna Kavan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Mercury
☯ Full Synopsis : "Discusses the mysteries of the planet Mercury, its relationship with the Sun and other planets, its geography and climate, and the physical properties of the planet."Article| Patti Marlene Boekhoff, Stuart A. Kallen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The case of Anna Kavan
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Kavan's childhood was marked by an emotionally distant mother and a father who killed himself when she was fourteen. Twice divorced and deeply depressed, She coped by taking heroin daily for forty years. Despite her addiction and several suicide att"Article| D. A. Callard| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Who Are You?
☯ Full Synopsis : "Depicting the hopeless, emotional polarity of a young couple, this novel follows their doomed marriage spent in a remote, tropical hell. She—described only as "the girl"—is young, sophisticated and sensitive. He, "Mr. Dog-Head," is an unreconstructed thug and heavy drinker who rapes his wife, otherwise passing his time bludgeoning rats with a tennis racket. Together with a visiting stranger, "Suede Boots"—who urges the woman to escape until he is banished by her husband—these characters live through the same situations twice. Their identities are equally real—or unreal—in each case. With slight variation in the background and the novel's atmosphere, neither the outcome nor the characters themselves are quite the same the second time. The constant question of the jungle "brain-lever" bird remains unanswered: who are you?"Article| Anna Kavan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Asylum Piece
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♥ Book Title : The House of Sleep
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♥ Book Title : Modernism and the Machinery of Madness
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book shows that a distinct form of technological madness emerged within modernist culture, transforming much of the period's experimental fiction."Article| Andrew Gaedtke| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Brian Aldiss
☯ Full Synopsis : "A guide to Aldiss's fictional output from the 50's to the 80's."Article| Michael R. Collings| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : I Am Lazarus
☯ Full Synopsis : "Short stories addressing the surreal realities of mental illness, from an incredible cult writer often compared to Kafka and Woolf The tortured life of Anna Kavan brought her some reward in terms of great pieces of art. Her drug addiction bore fruit in the Julia and the Bazooka collection of stories; while this companion volume recalls her experience of the asylum—powerful, haunting works which can be harrowing but are full of sympathy too."Article| Anna Kavan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Guilty
☯ Full Synopsis : "Set in an unspecified but eerily familiar time and landscape, this is the story of Mark, a protagonist who struggles against the machinations of a hostile society and bureaucracy. Suffering at first from the persecution of his father as a conscientious objector, his life quickly comes under the control of the Machiavellian Mr. Spector, an influential government minister who arranges Mark's education, later employment, and even accommodation. It is when Mark tries to break free from Spector's influence that his life begins to unravel."Article| Anna Kavan| Statement ..."