‘There is nothing else quite like Ice’ Doris Lessing
Set in a frozen world that is gradually being devastated by ever-encroaching ice, Anna Kavan’s masterwork follows one man’s pursuit of a mysterious silver-haired girl to the ends of the earth; to the end of everything.
‘A brutal novel of a frozen post-nuclear dystopia. Just the most magnificent book … hugely enigmatic, a genuine novel of the unconscious and a masterpiece’ Frank Tallis, Guardian
‘Few novelists match the intensity of her vision’ J. G. Ballard
‘She is De Quincey’s heir and Kafka’s sister’ Brian Aldiss
Astonishes with poetic brilliance * Sunday Telegraph * There is nothing else like it... This ice is not psychological or metaphysical ice; here the loneliness of childhood has been magicked into a physical reality as hallucinatory as the Ancient Mariner's. -- Doris Lessing One of the most mysterious of modern writers, Anna Kavan created a uniquely fascinating fictional world. Few contemporary novelists could match the intensity of her vision -- J.G. Ballard One of the most terrifying postulations about the end of the world.. One can only admire the strength and courage of this visionary * The Times * Brutal, addictive and extremely entertaining... strange, unsettling and harsh * Guardian * Ice is superbly unsettling... this novel is perfect winter reading. -- James Marriott * The Times * Just the most magnificent book...hugely enigmatic, a genuine novel of the unconscious and a masterpiece. I feel very passionate about it, as you can probably tell. -- Frank Tallis * Guardian *
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