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Other titles in the Granta: The Magazine of New Writing series:
Granta 82: Life's Like Thatby Ian Jack
Synopses & Reviews
Simon Gray on smoking, absent friends, getting old, smoking, and why Gary Cooper walked the way he did.
Lynn Barker on the con man who seduced her, and then her parents.
Kathryn Chetkovich on living with envy, bred by a partner who is more successful than she is.
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PLUS: "The Steam People," a picture essay by Robin Grierson on the glorious machines of old England, and their lovers.
For the past 23 years, a diverse group of writers including Raymond Carver, Primo Levi, Salman Rushdie, Lorrie Moore, Isaiah Berlin, and Richard Ford have debuted new work in Granta, helping to establish it as the leading venue for fiction, memoir, reportage, travel writing, and photography.
Like what exactly? Like always ready to surprise you on the stairs, like wishing you had only known; like wanting it to go on for rather longer. This issue of Granta contains lessons drawn from the muddle of experience. With Simon Gray on smoking, absent friends, smoking, getting old and why Gary Cooper walked the way he did; Lynn Barber on the conman who seduced her, and then her parents; Kathryn Chetkovich on living with envy, bred by a partner who is more successful than she is; plus new fiction by Nell Freudenberger, Bill Gaston, J. Robert Lennon, Paul Murray and Jayne Anne Phillips; and Tim Judah on the last Jews of Baghdad.
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