« like vonnegut »
I first heard of Anna Kavanâs Ice (1967, but republished in 2006 by Peter Owen) when John Self reviewed it on his blog almost exactly a year ago, and it went right onto my list of books to check out in the future.
Cold printblogPost, 21/10/2009
This time of year I usually re-read Ray Bradburyâs The October Country because . . . well, do I really need to explain why? But Jonathan Lethem is looking ahead to winter with a list of his favorite icy books.
Unveiling Anna Kavanwebpage, None
Devotees of Anna Kavan may well be surprisedÃ¹and perhaps a little put offÃ¹that Peter Owen Publishers has brought out another biography of the acclaimed and esoteric author (Asylum Piece, Sleep Has this House, Ice, and Mercury). However, Jeremy Reed's prying book, A Stranger on Earth, has unearthed original material that uncovers a whole lot about someone who went to great lengths to turn herself into an enigma for posterity.
Anna Kavan : IceblogPost, 31/03/2011
Anna Kavan is one of those writers Iâve been meaning to read for years, assured that hers was exactly the sort of low-tog-rating fiction I claim to seek. At the same time her most famous novel, Ice, seemed like the sort of book which didnât need to be read at all: one of those where the blurb and chat around it seemed to say all that needed to be said. Itâs easy to summarise but hard to write about: at least thatâs my excuse.