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by John Freeman

  • Author: John Freeman
  • ISBN: 1905881568
  • ISBN13: 978-1905881567
  • ePub: 1688 kb | FB2: 1537 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Essays & Correspondence
  • Publisher: Grove Press, Granta (May 15, 2012)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Granta 119: Britain (Granta: the Magazine of New Writing) ePub download

John Freeman’s criticism has appeared in more than two hundred newspapers around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent .

John Freeman’s criticism has appeared in more than two hundred newspapers around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Times (UK), and The Wall Street Journal. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as president of the National Book Critics Circle. Given the subject matter, one might have expected Granta's non-fiction pieces to be more in evidence, but thankfully the quality of the fiction here is generally of a high standard. The subject matter varies, as does the time frame.

Given the subject matter, one might have expected Granta's non-fiction pieces to be more in evidence, but thankfully the quality of the fiction here is generally of a high standard. The subject matter varies, as does the time frame

It is a nation defined by tradition and built on expansion  .

With new fiction, memoir, poetry, photography and art, Granta's Britain explores landscape, identities and stories of. .In 2012, Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating shifting demographics

With new fiction, memoir, poetry, photography and art, Granta's Britain explores landscape, identities and stories of the British Isles. In 'Silt', Robert Macfarlane writes of the beauty and danger of a stretch of coastline in Essex. Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of Irish revolutionary nationalist Roger Casement, executed at Pentonville Prison in 1916. In 2012, Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating shifting demographics. Yet it is a country that is still perceived as being bound by tradition and class structures.

In 2012, Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and . Book in the Granta Series). by Granta: The Magazine of New Writing and John Freeman.

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Granta: The Magazine of New Writing. By (author) John Freeman. John Freeman's criticism has appeared in more than two hundred newspapers around the world, including "The Guardian," "The Independent," "The Times (UK)," and "The Wall Street Journal. His poems have appeared in "The New Yorker" and "Zyzzyva.

In this bold, eclectic issue, the magazine turns back to focus on Britain. Is Britain still Great? Where does it stand in the New Europe? What will it become in the 21st century?

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A nation defined by tradition and built on expansion, Britain now has more languages spoken within its capital than any other city in the world.Recently, Granta has explored Chicago, Pakistan and the world of Spanish-language letters. In this bold, eclectic issue, the magazine turns back to focus on Britain.In 2012, Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating shifting demographics. Yet, it is a country that is still perceived as being bound by tradition and class structures.Is Britain still Great? Where does it stand in the New Europe? What will it become in the 21st century? The issue includes brand new novel excerpts by Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, Jim Crace, and Rachel Seiffert; essays by Robert MacFarlane, Gary Younge, and Andrew Stuart; new short stories by Mark Haddon, Adam Foulds, Tania James, Jon McGregor and Ross Raisin; and poems by Simon Armitage, Jamie McKenrick, Don Patterson, and Robin Robertson. Introducing Sam Byers.
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One of the more surprising aspects of Granta's "Britain" edition is the dominance of fiction here. Given the subject matter, one might have expected Granta's non-fiction pieces to be more in evidence, but thankfully the quality of the fiction here is generally of a high standard.

The subject matter varies, as does the time frame. In non-fiction terms both Gary Younge's opening piece on growing up in the new town of Stevenage and Andrea Stuart's look at what it was like for a teenage girl to be transported from the Carribean to live in the UK and the racism she encountered are both beautifully written and thoughtful pieces. I confess that I'm somewhat at a loss to how Nikolai Khalezin and Natalia Kalida's piece on the Belarus Free Theatre fits within an edition entitled "Britain" though.

In fiction terms, the best pieces for me are by those I was not expecting to enjoy so much, while those I was looking forward to reading, largely left me disappointed. Adam Foulds' "Dreams of a Leisure Society" is a story of a dreamer, scrounger, drug adict and Jon McGregor's piece on a missing child on the moors are satisfying enough without being particularly memorable. The usually reliable Jim Crace extract entitled "Enclosure" did nothing for me though.

For me the stand out fiction, and certainly the most enjoyable to read, is the darkly funny "Some Other Katherine" by Sam Byers. He perfectly captures the character of his lead character and her rather dreary life and sordid romantic encounters. "Lion and Panther in London", a story of two Indian wrestlers by Tania James also stayed with me longer than others here. Mark Haddon's "The Gun" is a story of childhood adventures with, well you've guessed it. Also intriguing is Mario Vargas Llosa's "The Celt", an extract from a novel about a man in the early 1900s who is imprisoned for helping the Irish cause.

If you prefer the non-fiction elements of Granta, this might be one to avoid, but overall, it's an interesting collection that covers a lot of aspects of British-ness.
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