Granta 128: American Wild

  • Title: Granta 128: American Wild
  • Author: Sigrid Rausing Granta: The Magazine of New Writing
  • ISBN: 9781905881819
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Granta American Wild When every inch of land has been conquered when every place has been mapped what is left to explore This issue of Granta goes into the American wild metaphorical and real Includes contributions by
    When every inch of land has been conquered, when every place has been mapped, what is left to explore This issue of Granta goes into the American wild, metaphorical and real Includes contributions by David Treuer, Anne Carson, Anthony Doerr, Thomas McGuane, Martin Amis, Andrew Motion, Callan Wink, Claire Vaye Watkins, Melinda Moustakis, andMona Simpson.

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    About Sigrid Rausing Granta: The Magazine of New Writing


    1. Sigrid Rausing is Editor and Publisher of Granta magazine and Publisher of Granta and Portobello Books She is the author of History, Memory and Identity in Post Soviet Estonia The End of a Collective Farm and Everything is Wonderful, which has been translated into four different languages.


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    1. I don't often read anthologies, but the 'American Wild' theme interested me. This book has a broad appeal, and I particularly enjoyed the pieces by Melinda Moustakis, David Treuer, Adam Nicholson, and Thomas McGuane.

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    2. Favorite Story: The Mast Year - Diane CookeHonorable Mention: Exotics - Callan Wink"Thing with Feathers that Perches in the Soul" - Anthony Doerr - ***Meditations on the history of an old cabin and the long marriage of two pioneers. But listen: To live for a minimum of seven years with a minimum of seven kids in two hundred square feet with no toilet paper or Netflix or Xanax requires a certain kind of imperturbability. To adopt seven kids; to not give out when snow is sifting through the cracks [...]

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    3. "It's not that the stuff is still here. It's not that the house still stands. It's that someone keeps the stuff on the shelves. It's that someone keeps the house standing."- Anthony Doerr"'Now what the hell was that? I have no idea. Who knows where it came from and who knows how long it's been running? All I know is that there's a dentist in Dallas who would pull his own eye teeth to have that thing hanging on his wall. That's what we do here." -Callan Wink"'But here's some advice, fuck one and [...]

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    4. This collection has some pretty solid fiction, my favorites being Exotics by Callan Wink and River So Close by Melinda Moustakis. The standouts in the non-fiction selections for me were Chasing Wolves in the American West by Adam Nicolson and Thing with Feathers that Perches in the Soul by Anthony Doerr.I cannot recall ever reading a piece in a Granta issue that I really didn't like, save a couple of poems that I didn't feel like putting the energy into understanding. There have been stories or [...]

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    5. First time I bought a famous Granta magazine at the Brooklyn Bookfair. The only story I liked (A LOT) was the first one by Anthony Doerr. Genius! I also liked The Mast Year (very good).The rest was mostly 'solid fiction" and some experimental stuff, both of which that didn't engage me at all, and although I tried to read each and all the other stories, I couldn't get past the first two pages of them. Some, like "Beyond sunset" by Mary Ruefle I found pretentious to utterly silly!Several played (w [...]

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    6. A sterling anthology, one of my favorites of the past several years.Granta always takes a reader in incredibly diverse directions.Sigrid Rausing did a rousing good job as editor.My favorites?Things With Feathers that Perches in the Soul (Anthony Doerr) Exotics (Colin Wink)The Fighters (David Treuer)Chasing Wolves in the American West (Adam Nicolson)Grandma and Me (Thomas McGuane)The Mast Year (Diane Cook)No time now to comment individually except to say that the authors' sense of purpose, detail [...]

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    7. American Wild is a superb collection of stories, with a excellent collection of various genres. "Thing with Feathers . . " and "Chasing Wolves" are both excellent non fiction meditations on life in the American West. "The Mast Year" and "Mirage" are dystopian tales which would make JG Ballard proud. "Exotics" and "Grandma and Me" evoke the wanderlust and slovenly sides of the American character, and Martin Amis's "Self Portrait" is a clever urban romp. Highly recommended.

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    8. One of the best issues in a long time. It's not the most original take on the topic but still well worth a read. The combination of some very enjoyable fiction, a great photo essay and snippets of reportage works well. It's worth it for David Truer's essay on violence/cage fighting on a reservation. What purports to be a straight essay contains insights into Indian culture and family life. Andrew Motion's poetic take on Walden is good fun. When Granta works, it works superb.

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    9. The American Wild still exists - even with all the urban sprawl of modern day America, there are still large swathes of land empty of human populations. Highlights in this edition include 'River So Close,' by Melinda Moustakis and the essay 'Chasing Wolves in the American West,' by Adam Nicolson.

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    10. Ho hum. Uninspired and largely uninteresting wring in this issue. Adan Nicholson's "Chasing Wolves in the American West" was the most interesting piece, but it seemed a bit too long nevertheless. American Wild comes across as American Bore.

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    11. one of the better grantas. some good stories that were interesting but not weird

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    12. Favourite stories were The Mast Year by Diane Cook and Exotics by Callan Wink.

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    13. Especially enjoyed Mona Simpson's 'Holiday' and the non-fiction piece 'Chasing Wolves in the American West' by Adam Nicolson.

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    14. An enjoyable issue. I particularly liked Diane Cook's story The Mast Year.

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