Skating to Antarctica
By (author) Jenny Diski
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Skating to Antarctica by Jenny Diski
Book DescriptionThis strange and brilliant book recounts Jenny Diski's journey to Antarctica last year, intercut with another journey into her own heart and soul...a book of dazzling variety, which weaves disquisitions on indolence, truth, inconsistency, ambiguousness, the elephant seal, Shackleton, boredom and over and over again memory, into a sparse narrative, caustic observation and vivid description of the natural world. While Diski's writing is laconic, her images are haunting.' Elspeth Barker, Independent on Sunday
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844081516
(198mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jenny Diski
Jenny Diski is the author of eight novels and two memoirs: SKATING TO ANTARCTICA and STRANGER ON A TRAIN. She lives in Cambridge.
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