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The Antarctic An Anthology by Francis Spufford
  

The Antarctic An Anthology

RRP £8.99

Synopsis

The Antarctic An Anthology by Francis Spufford

The Antarctic features an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, literary travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction about the South Pole. Contributors include British, American, Australian, Scandinavian, Japanese and Russian explorers such as Ernest Shackleton, Apsely Cherry-Garrard, Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, Richard Byrd and Fouglas Mawson; novelists such as H.P. Lovecraft, Diane Ackerman, Jenny Diski and Kim Stanley Robinson and popular travel writers such as Sara Wheeler. It is published alongside the companion volume, The Arctic: An Anthology , edited by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Reviews

* 'Some superb nature writing... display[ing] the beauty and vulnerability of these regions
Guardian

* 'Some real talent - writers who not only know their subject, but who can also discuss it with colour and elegance
Good Book Guide

* 'A glorious taste of the cold south in all its bewildering, vengeful complexity
Financial Times

About the Author

Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford's first book, I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination, was awarded the Writers Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of 1996 and a Somerset Maugham Award. His second book, The Child that Books Built was described as ' witty, compelling and elegant' by the New Statesman. His third book, Backroom Boys, was called a ' beautifully written book' by the Daily Telegraph and was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He lives in Cambridge.

Author photo © Burt Koetsier

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2008

Author

Francis Spufford

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Publisher

Granta Books

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Places & peoples: general & pictorial works
Anthologies (non-poetry)

ISBN

9781847080288

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