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The Resource Ice, Anna Kavan ; foreword by Jonathan Lethem ; afterword by Kate Zambreno

Ice, Anna Kavan ; foreword by Jonathan Lethem ; afterword by Kate Zambreno

Label
Ice
Title
Ice
Statement of responsibility
Anna Kavan ; foreword by Jonathan Lethem ; afterword by Kate Zambreno
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a frozen, apocalyptic landscape, destruction abounds: great walls of ice overrun the world and secretive governments vie for control. Against this surreal, yet eerily familiar broken world, an unnamed narrator embarks on a hallucinatory quest for a strange and elusive "glass-girl" with silver hair. He crosses icy seas and frozen plains, searching ruined towns and ransacked rooms, all to free her from the grips of a tyrant known only as the warden and save her before the ice closes all around. A novel unlike any other, Ice is at once a dystopian adventure shattering the conventions of science fiction, a prescient warning of climate change and totalitarianism, a feminist exploration of violence and trauma, a Kafkaesque literary dreamscape, and a brilliant allegory for its author's struggles with addiction--all crystallized in prose as glittering as the piling snow. Acclaimed upon its publication as one of the best science fiction books of the year, Kavan's 1967 novel has built a reputation as an extraordinary and innovative work of literature, garnering acclaim from China Mieville, Patti Smith, J.G. Ballard, Anaïs Nin, and Doris Lessing, among others. With echoes of dystopian classics like Ursula Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven, Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, and J.G. Ballard's High Rise, Ice is a necessary and unforgettable addition to the canon of science fiction classics."--
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Summary
"In a frozen, apocalyptic landscape, destruction abounds: great walls of ice overrun the world and secretive governments vie for control. Against this surreal, yet eerily familiar broken world, an unnamed narrator embarks on a hallucinatory quest for a strange and elusive "glass-girl" with silver hair. He crosses icy seas and frozen plains, searching ruined towns and ransacked rooms, all to free her from the grips of a tyrant known only as the warden and save her before the ice closes all around. A novelunlike any other, Ice is at once a dystopian adventure shattering the conventions of science fiction, a prescient warning of climate change and totalitarianism, a feminist exploration of violence and trauma, a Kafkaesque literary dreamscape, and a brilliant allegory for its author's struggles with addiction--all crystallized in prose as glittering as the piling snow. Acclaimed upon its publication as one of the best science fiction books of the year, Kavan's 1967 novel has built a reputation as an extraordinary and innovative work of literature, garnering acclaim from China Mieville, Patti Smith, J. G. Ballard, Anaïs Nin, and Doris Lessing, among others. With echoes of dystopian classics like Ursula Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven, Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, and J. G. Ballard's High Rise, Ice is a necessary and unforgettable addition to the canon of science fiction classics."--
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260674
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DLC
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1901-1968
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Kavan, Anna
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Nuclear warfare
  • End of the world
  • Recluses
  • Glacial epoch
  • End of the world
  • Glacial epoch
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Recluses
Target audience
adult
Label
Ice, Anna Kavan ; foreword by Jonathan Lethem ; afterword by Kate Zambreno
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974672339
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
50th anniversary edition.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780143131991
Lccn
2017018717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974672339
Label
Ice, Anna Kavan ; foreword by Jonathan Lethem ; afterword by Kate Zambreno
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974672339
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
50th anniversary edition.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780143131991
Lccn
2017018717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974672339

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