Granta 122

Autor: John Freeman
Publisher: Granta
ISBN: 1905881665
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In a world of the future, people exist in a perpetual state of rehearsing evacuations, and one man's rehearsal involves leaving his parents behind. A firespotter knows all too well that where there's smoke, there's fire - but fails to spot the blaze that consumes half her family. Then there's the Custer impersonator who takes his role in a re-enactment too literally, and too far. And the massage therapist struggling to help a veteran whose biggest regret is tattooed across his back. With award-winning reportage, memoir, fiction and photography, Granta has illuminated the most complex issues of modern life through the refractory light of literature. Feel the sting of betrayal via new writing by Ben Marcus, Janine di Giovanni, Samantha Harvey, Colin Robinson, Jennifer Vanderbes, Callan Wink, John Burnside, Andre Aciman and more.

Granta 120

Autor: John Freeman
Publisher: Granta
ISBN: 1905881622
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Clinicians have spent centuries perfecting the art of tending broken bodies. What happens when their medicine fails us? Where do we turn for healing of the body and the mind? In this wide-ranging collection of essays, memoir, poetry and photography, Granta magazine explores the mind of the physician, the plight of the patient and the maladies that bring us together. From a young man struggling to regain his mental health and a writer witnessing the surrender of her body to MS; from the dubiously labelled chalky horse-pills of faceless pharmaceutical conglomerates, to the hot toddy that was Grandmother’s sworn remedy for everything from a bruised knee to a broken heart – here are the worldviews and the stories of both the surgeon and the shaman. This collection shows that sometimes the best medicine is a story itself.

The Granta Book Of Travel

Autor: Ian Jack
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781862071100
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Appealing to both those who like to travel and those who just like to read about travel, this book features entries about a wide variety of locations in a style that is part memoir, part reportage, and part good old-fashioned story. Many of the world’s best writers are featured in this edition, including Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Paul Theroux, Jonathan Raban, Norman Lewis, Graham Swift, Isabel Hilton, and Christopher Hitchens. Every essay is a gem, from “A Coup” by Bruce Chatwin to “Fat Girls in Des Moines” by Bill Bryson.

The New Nature Writing

Autor: Jason Cowley
Publisher: Granta Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781929001323
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For as long as people have been writing, they have been writing about nature. But nature—as we know it—is changing. Economic migration, overpopulation, and climate change are transforming the natural world into something unfamiliar. As our conception and experience of nature changes, so too does the way we write about it. In this special issue Jonathan Raban goes on the road in the American West; Kathleen Jamie dissects a human colon; Matthew Power squats in the Bronx; Paul Farley and Niall Griffiths write about escaping the inner city; Edward Platt goes inside Israel’s “bird plague zones”; Robert Macfarlane and Justin Partyka ghosthunt in the fens; Richard Mabey searches for the Fortingall Yew; Benjamin Kunkel drops out in Colorado; Philip Marsden ponders the mystery of Cornwall’s ancient stones; and Donovan Wylie photographs the demolition of the Maze prison. Also Seamus Heaney, Mark Cocker, Anthony Doerr, Jim Holt, David Heatley, Roger Deakin’s notebooks, poetry by Sean O’Brien, and a new short story by Lydia Peelle.

Granta 143

Autor: Sigrid Rausing
Publisher: Granta Magazine
ISBN: 9781909889163
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What happens on the ground once the news cycle moves on? This issue of Granta looks at what comes next.

Enter A Fox

Autor: Simon Gray
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862077454
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A year in the life of Simon Gray, full of mishaps, humour and pain

How To Read A Novelist

Autor: John Freeman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472109384
File Size: 40,87 MB
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For the last fifteen years, if a novel was published, John Freeman has been there to greet it. As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, he has reviewed thousands of books and interviewed scores of writers, and in How to Read a Novelist, he shares with us what he has learned. From such international stars as Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie and Mo Yan; to British talents including Ian McEwan, Jim Crace, A. S. Byatt and Alan Hollinghurst; American masters such as Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison and Philip Roth; to the new guard of Jennifer Egan, Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Franzen – Freeman has talked to everyone. How to Read a Novelist is essential reading for every aspiring writer and engaged reader; the perfect companion for anyone who's ever curled up with a novel and wanted to know a bit more about the person who made that moment possible.

Bench Press

Autor: Sven Lindqvist
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862075726
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From the author of Exterminate All the Brutes and A History of Bombing comes this entertaining look at the sometimes bizarre history of bodybuilding

The Unharnessed World

Autor: Cindy Gabrielle
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443879762
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Though New Zealand author Janet Frame (1924–2004) lived at a time of growing dissatisfaction with European cultural models, and though her (auto-)biography, fiction and letters all testify to the fact that a direct encounter between herself and Buddhism occurred, her work has, so far, never been examined from the vantage point of its indebtedness to Buddhism. It is of the utmost significance, however, that a Buddhist navigation of Frame’s texts should shed fresh light on large segments of the Framean corpus which have tended to remain obdurately mysterious. This includes passages centering on such themes as the existence of a non-dual world or a character’s sudden embrace of a non-ego-like self. Of equal significance is the conclusion one then draws that this unharnessed world which human beings are often unable to embrace has always been right under their nose, for, whenever the aspect of the intellect that filters perceptions into mutually excluding categories fails to function, he or she finds a place of subjective arrival in, and sees, this supposedly unknowable ‘beyond’. Thus, possibly against the grain of mainstream criticism, this study argues that Janet Frame constantly seeks ways through which the infinite and the Other can be approached, though not corrupted, by the perceiving self, and that she found in the Buddhist epistemology a pathway towards evoking such alterity.

Gender And Memory In The Globital Age

Autor: Anna Reading
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137352639
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This book asks how 21st century technologies such as the Internet, mobile phones and social media are transforming human memory and its relationship to gender. Each epoch brings with it new media technologies that have transformed human memory. Anna Reading examines the ways in which globalised digital cultures are changing the gender of memory and memories of gender through a lively set of original case studies in the ‘globital age’. The study analyses imaginaries of gender, memory and technology in utopian literature; it provides an examination of how foetal scanning alters the gendered memories of the human being. Reading draws on original research on women’s use of mobile phones to capture and share personal and family memories as well as analysing changes to journalism and gendered memories, focusing on the mobile witnessing of terrorism and state terror. The book concludes with a critical reflection on Anna Reading’s work as a playwright mobilising feminist memories as part of a digital theatre project 'Phenomenal Women with Fuel Theatre' which created live and digital memories of inspirational women. The book explains in depth Reading’s original concept of digitised and globalised memory - ‘globital memory’ - and suggests how the scholar may use mobile methodologies to understand how memories travel and change in the globital age.