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John Freeman is an award-winning writer and book critic who has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. Freeman won the 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award. He is the editor of Granta and lives in näytä lisää New York City and London. näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Toimittaja — 185 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Granta 117: Horror (2011) — Toimittaja — 175 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Granta 112: Pakistan (2010) — Toimittaja — 173 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 113: The Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists (2011) — Toimittaja — 157 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Granta 108: Chicago (2009) — Toimittaja — 144 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 110: Sex (2010) — Toimittaja — 125 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Toimittaja — 118 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 123: The Best of Young British Novelists 4 (2013) — Toimittaja — 116 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
How to Read a Novelist (2012) 115 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 111: Going Back (2010) — Toimittaja — 114 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Toimittaja — 114 kappaletta
Granta 119: Britain (2012) — Toimittaja — 111 kappaletta
Granta 107: Summer Reading (2009) — Toimittaja — 100 kappaletta
Granta 114: Aliens (2011) — Toimittaja — 96 kappaletta
Granta 116: Ten Years Later (2011) — Toimittaja — 95 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Granta 124: Travel (2013) — Toimittaja — 94 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Granta 118: Exit Strategies (2012) — Toimittaja — 84 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Granta 120: Medicine (2012) — Toimittaja — 82 kappaletta
Granta 125: After the War (2013) — Toimittaja — 82 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Granta 121: Best of Young Brazilian Novelists (2012) — Toimittaja — 81 kappaletta
Granta 122: Betrayal (2013) — Toimittaja — 75 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Toimittaja — 61 kappaletta
Tales of Two Cities (2014) 50 kappaletta
Freeman's: Arrival: The Best New Writing on Arrival (2015) 49 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Dictionary of the Undoing (2019) 33 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Freeman's: Home: The Best New Writing on Home (2017) 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Freeman's: California (2019) 18 kappaletta
Maps (2017) 18 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Freeman's: Power (2017) 16 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Freeman's: Family: The Best New Writing on Family (2016) 16 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Freeman's: Change (2021) 9 kappaletta
Freeman's (2017) 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Freeman's: Love (2020) 8 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Hisham Matar 1 kappale
Doris Lessing 1 kappale
Khaled Hosseini 1 kappale
Nadine Gordimer 1 kappale
Gunter Grass 1 kappale
Richard Ford 1 kappale
Haruki Murakami 1 kappale
Freeman's. Potere (2020) 1 kappale
Toni Morrison 1 kappale

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Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents (2019) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta

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A work/workplace-themed issue (from 2009) of the respected literary journal. I especially liked this essay and short story, respectively:

“Ponte City” by Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse -- a photo-essay about a high-rise residential building near Johannesburg, South Africa, that had fallen into crime and ruin as residents fled to safer suburbs; it reminded me of Chicago’s Cabrini Green housing project; whereas Cabrini Green has been demolished, Ponte City has been restored;

“Vacuum” by Brad Watson -- three young brothers navigate fraught times amid an exhausted mother and absent father; Watson has published novels and collections and I’ll read more by him.… (lisätietoja)
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DetailMuse | Jun 26, 2024 |
Best: Ian Teh's shocking portrait of Chinese landscapes
Worst: Hal Crowther's wilfully ill-informed rant against the internet - embarassing then, even more so now.
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sometimeunderwater | Jun 16, 2024 |
A mixed bag if ever there was one. Some of the stories here were a struggle to get through - there seemed nothing to them - and others were not stories at all but excerpts from the writer's upcoming novel, which I think should have disqualified them from inclusion here. It's like paying for Amazon's "Look Inside..." feature. But a few were good, including "Small Mouth, Thin Lips" by Antonio Ortuno, "The Bonfire and the Chessboard" by Matias Nespolo, and the deeply mysterious "Olingiris" by Samanta Schweblin.… (lisätietoja)
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soylentgreen23 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 30, 2023 |
Let's get one thing out of the way before we go any further. There is little of what most people would call "horror" here. Granta is a magazine for really hip smart people who don't stoop to reading genre writing. So don't buy this if you want to read stories about spooks and zombies, or creepy things, etc. Unless you want to wade through a bunch of other non-horror stuff too. Okay, there is one zombie story. Caveat emptor.

It's actually kind of sad that Granta feels they need to file these pieces under any sort of label since it creates an expectation that could cause one to miss the point. What we do have here is a book/magazine of very, very good short fiction, non-fiction, and art that is interesting and sometimes disturbing.

There are 4 or 5 really good stories here, about half the book. As always in Granta, the writing is good even when the subject matter is weak. If I miss a few it is because they were forgettable. I hate most poetry so I'll skip the poem.

False Blood is a pretty good autobiographical essay by Will Self about a guy who has to have a pint of tomato sauce removed from his veins every week because of some disease he has. Oh, he hates needles too. Yuck.

Your Birthday Has Come And Gone - pointless, meandering piece that had one paragraph that stretched on for eight pages.

Brass by Joy Williams is a real, actual horror story, although the payoff won't come until the penultimate paragraph. Good stuff.

The Starveling - I hated this story from the get go and I was right in the end. Overlong and with a plot hole so wide you could fly the space shuttle through it.

The Mission - depressing non-fiction about Somalia. Certainly horrifying but not HORROR.

She Murdered Mortal He - I'm sure this is just one of those stories I'm too stupid to get. Pretty good build-up, but it turns out to be a dog bites man story, literally. Lots of symbolism, ooooh.

Nice artwork in the middle.

Deng's Dogs - another depressing (non-fiction?) tale about Peru. Well told and grim, but not much different than anything you would see in The Atlantic.

The Infamous Bengal Ming - Now we're talkin'. This is a story told from the point of view of a tiger in a zoo. I kid you not. Sounds corny. I was pretty skeptical when I started but this turned out to be a very original fantastic horror story. The sort of story Saki would write.

The Ground Floor - Goofy.

Insatiable - In my opinion a strained attempt to connect Dracula to The Leaves of Grass (Hey, I don't make this stuff up). Sure they are both creepy, but I don't buy the connection. Like something you would turn in for an English final exam to show how clever you are.

The Colonel's Son - You knew Granta was going to put one REAL horror story in just to show they really do get it, and it's so campy and fun to be weird and creepy, and aren't we crazy and edgy here. Zombie mayhem. Enjoy it even though you know why they threw it in.

Then, we get the Stephen King story, another Granta nod to the real genre here. A good story, not a great story. Actually, a pretty good old fashioned horror story.

Unfortunately, instead of finishing on a high note there is one more clinker at the end; a tedious exposition of Alzheimer's disease that goes: "She remembers...She doesn't remember...," for page after page. There's more to it than that, of course, but the repetitive style just doesn't engage the reader at all.

Enough blather...Worth reading, just don't get suckered.
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Gumbywan | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2022 |



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