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Granta 107: Summer Reading (Granta #107)

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With its mixture of investigative reportage, narrative non-fiction, photography, memoir, fiction and brilliant journalism, Granta 107 follows on from the critically-acclaimed summer reading issue to showcase more of the best new writing from around the world.

Join Mary Gaitskill as she meditates on the meaning of a lost cat, Will Self as he walks across Tehran in celebratio
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published by Granta Publications Ltd (first published June 2009)
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Nancy
Aug 30, 2009 Nancy rated it really liked it
Of the 13 pieces including essays and short stories, I really liked nine, which is a pretty good percentage. I thought three were outstanding—Mary Gaitskill’s ‘Lost Cat’ about an adopted cat who is lost and becomes a metaphor for love that can only be given without expectation; ‘American Power’ by Mitch Epstein, a very strong photo essay of American power icons; and ‘A Sign Of Weakness’ by Terrence Holt of a young doctor who loses a patient on his first night on call. ‘Body Snatchers’ by William ...more
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Jan 24, 2010 Joe rated it it was ok
Epstein's photos are amazing, but small size and across the fold layout don't do them justice - better to track down his book American Power. The Vollmann piece really made me want to read Imperial. The rest of this issue is meh or worse.
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Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, student badinage and student literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it had a long and distinguished history, publishing the early work of many writers who later became well known, including A. A. Milne, Michael Frayn, ...more
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