Ice

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AuthorAnna Kavan
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Ice est un texte épais dont l’indice de diversité lexicale pointe à 8.73384. Il comporte 276775 caractères et 58639 mots dont 6714 différents.

Ice introduit un nombre restreint de protagonistes évoluant dans un environnement sans nom.

Ice, publiée pour la première fois en 1967, est une œuvre signée Anna Kavan. Elle a été éditée à 16 reprises, la dernière édition datant de 2013.

Anna Kavan's books have established her reputation as one of the most talented and original contemporary writers - comparable in stature to Virginia Woolf, Anais Nin and Djuna Barnes. A man's search for an elusive girl takes place against a backdrop of nuclear war resulting in total destruction by walls of ice that overrun the world. Imaginative descriptions of a terrifying dreamlike hunt combine with writing of distinction to form an unusual book. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1967).

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Dispersion

Places
Dispersion plot of places

Characters
Dispersion plot of names

Characters

RDF Prose

Characters

   _:girl           foaf:name           "the glass girl" .
   _:husband        foaf:name           "her husband" .
   _:I              foaf:name           "the narrator" .
   _:warden         foaf:name           "the warden" .

Relationships

   _:I              rel:ambivalentOf     _:girl .
   _:warden         rel:ambivalentOf     _:girl .
   _:girl           rel:spouseOf         _:husband .
   _:husband        rel:ambivalentOf     _:I.   
   _:warden         rel:ambivalentOf     _:I.   
   _:girl           rel:victimOf         _:husband ;
                    rel:victimOf         _:I ;
                    rel:victimOf         _:warden .

Plot

 _:return        dc:title            "The narrator is back (in town) to investigate rumours of a mysterious impending emergency in this part of the world" ;
                 bio:place           "in a remote country in the north" ;
                 bio:participant     "I" ;
                 bio:participant     "the glass girl" ;
                 bio:participant     "her husband" ;
                     
                 bio:initiatingEvent "A man has come back in town" ;
                 bio:interval        "On his way to visit the girl & her husband, he recollected the souvenirs when he first visited them" ;
                 bio:concludingEvent "The glass girl had left home suddenly and her husband had no information " .


 _:quest         dc:title            "Looking for the glass girl" ;
                 bio:place           "in a High House in a remote country in the north" ;
                 bio:participant     "I" ;
                 bio:participant     "the glass girl" ;
                 bio:participant     "her husband" ;
                 bio:participant     "the warden" ;
                  
                 bio:initiatingEvent "The girl seemed to be the property of a warden" ;
                 bio:interval        "In his quest (...), the narrator succeeded to make an appointment to see the warden at the High House. We also understand that the glass girl is victim of this violent man who raped her" ;
                 bio:concludingEvent "The warden asks the narrator to do something for him. The narrator bargains his requested diplomatic support in exchange to see the girl" .
                 
                 
 _:psychodreams  dc:title            "Looking for the glass girl" ;
                 bio:place           "by a dark night in a remote country in the north" ;
                 bio:participant     "I" ;
                 bio:participant     "the glass girl" 

                 bio:Event           "The narrator misconfuses dreams and reality, in a hostile frozen world,the girl appears and disappears  " .
                
 _:run away              
 girl & warden   dc:title            "Escaping the distorted reality..." ;
                 bio:place           "in a High House in a remote country in the north" ;
                 bio:participant     "I" ;
                 bio:participant     "the glass girl" ;
                 bio:participant     "the warden" ;
                  
                 bio:initiatingEvent "The narrator finds the girl at the High House" ;
                 bio:interval        "The narrator replays the bargain asking to see the girl but the warden run away with the girl" ;
                 bio:concludingEvent "The narrator is charged of being responsible with the disappearance and murder of the girl, and is taken to the courthouse" .
              
_:run away               
narrator         dc:title            "Escaping under a false identity" ;
                 bio:place           "in a remote country in the north" ;
                 bio:participant     "I" ;
                 bio:participant     "the glass girl" ;
                 bio:participant     "the warden" ;
                  
                 bio:initiatingEvent "Under a false identity, the narrator escaped to another region to build radio transmitters to get closer to the warden and the girl" ;
                 bio:interval        "The narrator decides to give himself as prisoner to the enemy territory, means, the warden" ;
                 bio:concludingEvent "The narrator bargains once more his skills to see the girl, unfortunately the warden announces him the girl is still alive but has left" .
             
_:run away               
 girl & narrator dc:title            "Looking for the glass girl" ;
                 bio:place           "in a town in a remote country in the north" ;
                 bio:participant     "I" ;
                 bio:participant     "the glass girl" ;
                  
                 bio:initiatingEvent "The narrator keeps on looking for the girl and finds her in a small village" ;
                 bio:interval        "The girl rejects him : she doesn't want him to follow her anymore" ;
                 bio:concludingEvent "The narrator forces the girl to run away with him by boat" .
                 

_:abandon        dc:title            "Abandoning the girl" ;
                 bio:place           "in a gay undamaged town in a remote country in the north" ;
                 bio:participant     "I" ;
                 bio:participant     "the glass girl" ;
                 bio:participant     "the warden" ;
                 
                 bio:initiatingEvent "Arriving in this vibrant town, the girl is back to life ; the narrator decides to go away" ;
                 bio:interval        "The narrator joins the guerilla on the continent. There, he finds back the warden" ;
                 bio:concludingEvent "The narrator and the warden run away by plane observing the approaching ice ruining the region" .       
             
_:run away               
 girl & narrator dc:title            "Abandoning the girl" ;
                 bio:place           "in a gay undamaged town in a remote country in the north" ;
                 bio:participant     "I" ;
                 bio:participant     "the glass girl" ;
                 bio:participant     "the warden" ;
                 
                 bio:initiatingEvent "The warden, furious of the girl's abandon, leaves for his own quest" ;
                 bio:interval        "In a distorted reality : the warden runs away with the girl by car while the narrator goes back in the gay undamaged town and finds the girl" ;
                 bio:concludingEvent "The narrator and the girl run away by car observing the approaching ice ruining the region" .                                
Ice

stats#bigram

coming nearer
human beings
High House
could feel
far away
big powers
swung round
vaguely familiar
long ago
dressing gown
red carnation
grey coat
dining hall
come back
said nothing
would never
loden coat
could hardly
could see
nothing else

stats#has character

husband
warden
girl

stats#has character count

276775

stats#has diversity indice

8.73384

stats#has unique word count

6714

stats#has word count

58639

coverage

mountain
High House
town

creator

http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL200810A

description

Anna Kavan's books have established her reputation as one of the most talented and original contemporary writers - comparable in stature to Virginia Woolf, Anais Nin and Djuna Barnes. A man's search for an elusive girl takes place against a backdrop of nuclear war resulting in total destruction by walls of ice that overrun the world. Imaginative descriptions of a terrifying dreamlike hunt combine with writing of distinction to form an unusual book. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1967).

subject

Abusive Men
Psychological fiction
Science Fiction

title

Ice

22-rdf-syntax-ns#type

http://purl.org/vocab/frbr/core#Work
http://RDVocab.info/RDARelationshipsWEMI/workManifested

work manifested

Hielo (2005)
Is (1976)
Lód (2007)
Лед (2011)
Het ijs (1987)
Ice (1974)
Ice (1985)
Neige (2013)
Gelo (1967)
Ice (1970)
Ice (2006)
Ice a novel. (1967)
Neige (1975)
Ice (1997)
Buz (1995)
Ghiacco (2008)
Hielo (1987)
Ice (1973)