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Freeman's. Scrittori dal futuro

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  13 reviews
"Scrittori dal futuro" è il primo numero dell'edizione italiana della rivista letteraria "Freeman's", e il quarto di quella americana. I primi tre numeri proponevano contenuti inediti di nuove voci e autori già noti (Haruki Murakami, Colum McCann e Aleksandar Hemon e molti altri) sotto forma di piccole antologie, ciascuna dedicata a un tema: arrivo, casa, famiglia. In ...more
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Published February 15th 2018 by Edizioni Black Coffee
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Tommi
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very solid collection of new literary voices, taking the term world literature seriously. Samantha Schweblin, Mariana Enríquez, Tania James, Sayaka Murata and Mieko Kawakami deliver first-rate short stories. Diego Enrique Osornos reportage from Mexico (Come and Eat the Largest Shrimp Cocktail in the World in the Region of the Worst Massacres in Mexico) is simply astounding. The selection of poetry, however, sits less comfortably within the collection. John Freeman, in the preface: What you ...more
Roberta Bellitto
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Raccolta molto interessante di nuove voci non solo americane ma da tutto il mondo. Benvenuta Freeman's in Italia!
Silvia
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man, what a ride. Reading as traveling, really. 28 new, emerging, bold and wonderful writers, from 20 different countries, aged 25-70! If this is not diverse enough of an anthology, I don't know what is. I am always a fan of anthologies, I love to see and feel different styles once I turn the page onto a new story and I find it difficult to gather enough variety without it seeming too chaotic. In this sense, this collection is very well thought of. Of course, I gathered up some names to put on ...more
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Mar 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Recensione pubblicata originariamente sul mio blog Arte della Lettura

Recensione Freeman's. Scrittori dal futuro (senza spoiler)
Freeman's. Scrittori dal futuro è una raccolta di racconti brevi o di estratti curata da John Freeman.

Il tema di questa raccolta dovrebbero essere gli scrittori dal futuro, coloro che "nell'attuale clima di chiusura ed esclusione sono riusciti a guardare al di là delle barriere di identità nazionale, età o genere [...] per rivendicare il diritto a fare della scrittura
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Blair
Dec 24, 2017 marked it as dipped-in  ·  review of another edition
Seven Shorts by David Searcy, Dinaw Mengestu, Pola Oloixarac, Fiona McFarlane, Marius Chivu, Claire Vaye Watkins and Andrés Felipe Solano

'The Stoker' by Nadifa Mohamed

'Beauty' by Solmaz Sharif

'America is Not the Heart' by Elaine Castillo

'Come and Eat the Largest Shrimp Cocktail in the World in the Region of the Worst Massacres in Mexico' by Diego Enrique Osorno

'The Case That Got Away' by A Yi

'Where Are You, Sweetheart' by Mariana Enríquez

'A First-Rate Material' by Sayaka Murata

'History of
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Joslyn Allen
Review published: https://chronicbibliophilia.wordpress...

Editor John Freeman has been making his mark in the publishing world with his relatively recent creation of the Freemans Journal. In this, the fourth, edition, Freeman has brought together twenty-nine writers to produce a compendium of essays, poems, and short stories from across the globe, writers whom he has selected because they represent the future of new writing.

An anthology this broad and diverse including writers from Somalia,
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Matt
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good collection of new writing with a very diverse roster. I was moved by:

- The Case That Got Away (A Yi)
- Where Are You, Sweetheart (Mariana Enríquez)
- The Dog's Been Barking All Day (Xu Zechen)
- I Is Another (Valeria Luiselli)
- A Song for Robin (Heather O'Neill)
Felicity LuHill
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surprising reads from a group of diverse writers. Experimental and inspiring. If you're interested in reading about a girl who gets aroused by the sound of heartbeats or a jacket made from human hair, this journal is for you.
Kenny
Valeria Luiselli's essay is academic pretension at its best. She's really on a roll with writing about institutional questionnaires.
Aaron
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loads of fun. These anthologies just keep getting better. "A First-Rate Material" by Sayaka Murata ends with a truly haunting image of a veil made out of human skin that I just loved. ...more
Big Al
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Super diverse and enjoyable collection of writing. I have a lot of new writers to go check out now!
Francesco
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
C'è poco da dire (o meglio molto, moltissimo). Ma, in prima istanza, va solo letto!
Maia Gilman
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
beautiful
passionate
probing
aesthetic
agony; from
horrors to happiness
and every moment in between--
takes the reader on a ride
whether written in English or in translation
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John Freeman is an award-winning writer and book critic who has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. Freeman won the 2007 James Patterson Pageturner Award for his work as the president of the National
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