The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta
by Andrew O'Hagan , Monica Ali, Colm Tóibín, lrvine Welsh, Michael Atherton, Bella Bathurst, Jenny Colgan, W.F. Deedes , more…Simon Garfield, Victoria Glendinning, Tony Hawks, Sam Miller …less
Dopo l'esperienza africana di Weekenders, ancora una volta il Daily Telegraph ha riunito lrvine Welsh, Monica Ali, Michel Atherton, Bella Bathurst, Jenny Colgan, Simon Garfield, W. F. Deedes, Tony Hawks, Victoria Glendinning, Sam Millet e Colm Toibin per catapultarli a Calcutta: dal confort e dalla modernità delle loro occidentalissime città, Londra e Edimburgo, a un luogo...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Ebury Press
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I enjoyed this book for the most part, although I was somewhat annoyed by some of the stories desire to dwell on (predicatably) Kolkata's various problems with overpopulation, poverty, corruption, and pollution. Since all of these writers are British, some of them have a very colonialist attitude which some readers of South Asian persuasion may pick up on. That being said, I did enjoy stories like 'Mercy', 'Knife', 'Reality Orientation', as I think they tried to understand the soul of Kolkata ou...more
Andrew O’Hagan is the author of the novels Our Fathers, Personality, and, most recently, Be Near Me, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His work has appeared in the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and The Guardian (U.K.). In 2003, O’Hagan was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. He lives in London, England.More about Andrew O'Hagan...