Granta 136: Legacies of Love

  • Title: Granta 136: Legacies of Love
  • Author: Sigrid Rausing
  • ISBN: 1905881975
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • Granta Legacies of Love What happens after you fall in love The essays and fiction in this issue of Granta look at the risk and reward of loving someone Whatever Happened to Interracial Love by the late African American film
    What happens after you fall in love The essays and fiction in this issue of Granta look at the risk and reward of loving someone Whatever Happened to Interracial Love by the late African American filmmaker Kathleen Collins, captures the atmosphere of the Civil Rights movement in New York and the dangerous risks taken by its activists In an iconic essay Africa s Futur What happens after you fall in love The essays and fiction in this issue of Granta look at the risk and reward of loving someone Whatever Happened to Interracial Love by the late African American filmmaker Kathleen Collins, captures the atmosphere of the Civil Rights movement in New York and the dangerous risks taken by its activists In an iconic essay Africa s Future Has No Place for Stupid Black Men young Nigerian writer Pwaangulongii Daoud delivers a passionate elegy for his friend C Boy, a gay activist in homophobic Nigeria And Claire Hajaj describes a perilous journey from Raqqa to Allepo to Beirut, for a refugee from Islamic State Suzanne Brogger describes the pain of being stalked Emma Cline depicts a taut sibling relationship Steven Dunn on a violent childhood and Gwendoline Riley on first love Also in this issue FICTION Patrick Flanery, Victor Lodato POETRY Vahni Capildeo, Melissa Lee Houghton, Sylvia Legris and Hoa Nguyen PHOTOGRAPHY Jacob Aue Sobol with an introduction by Joanna Kavenna Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 224 pages Published July 14th 2016 by Granta Books More Details ISBN 1905881975 ISBN13 9781905881970 Edition Language English Series Granta 136 Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Granta 136, please sign up

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amazing.Kathleen Collins raised in relative wealth in NYC, she muses on the interweavings of black and white in the 1960s Powerful stuff.Emma Cline and where is Arcadia How to fit into a family by marriage when you see the dark cracks within it Steven Dunn Learning to draw and live your dreams when all surrounding you thwarts that.Patrick Flanery Adoption of a damaged child who yearns to be part of a painting that makes sense to him The travails of adoptive parenting And the joys.Victor Lodato One of the most powerful stories, I think A wounded woman tries to make good over many years with a young boy whose sensitivity and gift she sees.Suzanne Brogger the diaries cut through to the chase of sharing life for the first time amid horrific odds Gaining and losing self and self worth, trying to remain true to fiercely held beliefs, navigating the personal in a public world gone mad.Gwendoline Riley Getbehindthe projectorget out Deft movement between the present tense in an attempt to make a relationship with a difficult man to the past times with a searching and difficult mother.Claire Hajaj the searing story of Helin, who, alone with her daughter Lulu, escapes Assad and Isis and a host of other war mongers and terrorist organizations, and seeks help Just heartbreaking and an apt microcosm for the millions of refugees who fled and flee and die and languish and find new lives.Pwaangulongii Dauod staccato and sad recounting of the life of C Boy who tried hard to make visible safety for Nigerian others gay, trans,and others We are neither a theory nor a movement We are open space Africa s newest genre We are the unemployables, dissidents, techies, pan Africanists, designers, etc coming outin our different corners, to challenge the centuries old notion that Africa does little thinking, trades badly and is even worse at buying The four poets included in this anthology are amazing, too, especially Melissa Lee Houghton flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 16, 2017 Sara rated it it was ok Shelves 2017 Granta used to be a surprise and a delight, sort of like a longer version of Harper s Readings Here the stories are as committed to uneventfulness under the sacred writ of lit fic, but without the wordplay to shore them up Take a tale about a lonely drunk who moves into a farm house, strikes up a friendship with an illiterate neighbor kid, and helps him by making him read Tolstoy to her It pretty much ends the way you d expect, only toned down because that s soooo easily confused with subtlet Granta used to be a surprise and a delight, sort of like a longer version of Harper s Readings Here the stories are as committed to uneventfulness under the sacred writ of lit fic, but without the wordplay to shore them up Take a tale about a lonely drunk who moves into a farm house, strikes up a friendship with an illiterate neighbor kid, and helps him by making him read Tolstoy to her It pretty much ends the way you d expect, only toned down because that s soooo easily confused with subtlety, but like Spielberg attempting seriousness, only dulls the narrative and makes its bromides all the bile shootingly awful not a wild arc of puke mind you, no technicolor yawn, but a cautious beige that matches the library furniture A story about Syria feels like it s slapped in there to be timely Daoud s essay and Kathleen Collins Whatever Happened to Interracial Love were the only pieces that felt like the old Granta Find them elsewhere flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2016 Dave rated it did not like it One of the worst Grantas ever 135 was filled with perceptive, clever, meaningful Irish writing This, except for the last two stories, reads like a really bad MFA writing program rejection pile Dull, plodding, mostly pointless I m embarrassed for American writers Get out and live flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 18, 2018 Alexander Highfield rated it really liked it Shelves poetry, short stories, gay fiction, black fiction, new writing, kathleen collins, pwaangulongii dauod, patrick flanery, sylvia legris, granta Interesting collection and well curated different aspects of love and loss, and their relationship to each other, examined in a variety of contexts The collection was bookended almost by two pieces that use love loss to examine racial contexts Kathleen Collins whatever happened to interracial love addresses a moment in the 1960s where the tension of interracial relations was being addressed and embraced Pwaangulongii Dauod s Africa s Future Has No Space For Stupid Black Men address Interesting collection and well curated different aspects of love and loss, and their relationship to each other, examined in a variety of contexts The collection was bookended almost by two pieces that use love loss to examine racial contexts Kathleen Collins whatever happened to interracial love addresses a moment in the 1960s where the tension of interracial relations was being addressed and embraced Pwaangulongii Dauod s Africa s Future Has No Space For Stupid Black Men addresses the persecution the gay community faces in Nigeria, and the social response to it, looking in which homosexuality is decriminalised and embraced, and in a distinctly African way Other highlights include Patrick Flanery s Interior Monkeyboy about a gay couple adopting and connecting to their new son through provocative artwork, and the poem which closes the collection The Heart Compared to a Seed, c 1508 after Leonardo da Vinci by Sylvia Legris with its focus on love, growth and art provided a fitting end which tied up many of the themes flag Like see review Jun 12, 2017 Charlotte rated it liked it I m working on an exciting little project with Granta and they were nice enough to send me some reading to understand what they are about Legacies of Love are one of their magazines and this one is on the theme of taboo love.What I loved about it was that no two stories were the same They all stood out on their own and there were mixtures of prose and poetry though a lot of the stories didn t really excite me flag Like see review Nov 14, 2017 Eric rated it really liked it Another solid collection from Granta Interior Monkeyboy by Patrick Flanery and The Tenant by Victor Lodato are stellar Melissa Lee Houghton s poem is a kick and the penultimate story about Syrian refugees is heartbreaking, infuriating, and hopeful, altogether.Well done flag Like see review Feb 06, 2017 Lyn rated it really liked it Excellent writing and short stories of all types of loveom all over the world flag Like see review Jul 27, 2016 Jacqui rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, granta, history, non fiction, on the bookshelf, poetry, short stories Granta 136 Legacies of Love was a very eclectic composition of works centred around the central theme I particularly enjoyed Whatever Happened to Interracial Love , Potted Meat and The Tenant , but the overall standouts were Raqqa Road A Syrian Escape and Africa s Future Has No Space for Stupid Black Men , which were both so moving in uniquely different ways Memorable QuotesIntroduction Sigrid Rausing Love and pain, love and loss the two are twinned To know love is to know or to Granta 136 Legacies of Love was a very eclectic composition of works centred around the central theme I particularly enjoyed Whatever Happened to Interracial Love , Potted Meat and The Tenant , but the overall standouts were Raqqa Road A Syrian Escape and Africa s Future Has No Space for Stupid Black Men , which were both so moving in uniquely different ways Memorable QuotesIntroduction Sigrid Rausing Love and pain, love and loss the two are twinned To know love is to know or to imagine the loss of love Love is haunted by loss generosity is haunted by guilt Whatever Happened to Interracial Love Kathleen Collins Everyone who is anyone will find at least one negro to bring along home for dinner It s the year of the human being It s 1963 whatever happened to interracial love to her the young freedom rider of her dreams is colorless as indeed he is , that their feelings begin where color ends, as indeed they must , that if only he could understand that race as an issue, race as a social factor, race as a political or economic stumbling block, race is part of the past Can t he see that love is color free Negro sons went forth to the Woolworths and Grants and Grayhounds of America to prove to their fathers that they could eat and sit and ride as well in the front as in the back, as well seated as standing And what of love, instead of politics What of that nubile fleeting sensation, when one is color blind, religion blind, name, age, aid, vital statistics blind What about the love of two human beings , who mate, in spite of or because of or instead of or after the fact of The Tenant Victor Lodato She didn t read much any, but she kept the books on her shelves Occasionally she took one down and picked out a sentence speaking it out loud, then swallowing it like a vitamin Harland shook his head, amazed that she d somehow done it improved him Hell, she d nearly made him beautiful First Love Gwendoline Riley Oh well I m not allowed an opinion you see, not having been to art school , she said My opinion s worthless apparently, so but I think they re all crap, yes Absolute crap, so The Price You See Reflects the Poor Quality of the Item and Your Lack of Desire for It Melissa Lee Houghton now I need to always risk losing something to feel safe Raqqa Road A Syrian Escape Claire Hajaj It s a fatal human flaw we burrow when we should flee, we cling to our homes until the last barrier is breached, until running is the only option left Africa s Future Has No Space for Stupid Black Men Pwaangulongii Dauod Tears taste like salt Our tears We are salts Africa s salt And we are here shedding tears because we are trampled upon on every side But these men don t know this that the they trample upon us, the tastier we become flag Like see review Feb 19, 2017 TalGarik rated it did not like it the photographs by Jacob Aue Sobol represent the best section of this issue, as for the fiction so professional, so boring flag Like see review Feb 06, 2017 Kolumbina rated it really liked it A nice short story book In my view 2 writers stand out with their writing Victor Lodato s short story The tenant is absolutely fantastic and unforgettable Loved it Also Patrick Flanery s story Interior Monkeyboy is really a great story, so full of truth, almost unpleasant to read Of course Kathleen Collins opening story is a timeless story, Claire Hajaj excellent refuge story and others.Thanks Anne for lending me this book flag Like see review Jul 16, 2016 Chris added it The most memorable story, for me, in this edition is Patrick Flannery s Interior Monkeyboy Having lived a similar life, I can attest it s veracity in detail and to the intentions and fears of the narrator s first person account.Whatever Happened To Inter Racial Love, by Kathleen Collins, is a good period piece of the civilrights Sixties Arcadia, by Emma Cline has a familiarity It is set in the rural Northeast US, which is the place I m reading from.First Love, by Gwendoline Riley captures t The most memorable story, for me, in this edition is Patrick Flannery s Interior Monkeyboy Having lived a similar life, I can attest it s veracity in detail and to the intentions and fears of the narrator s first person account.Whatever Happened To Inter Racial Love, by Kathleen Collins, is a good period piece of the civilrights Sixties Arcadia, by Emma Cline has a familiarity It is set in the rural Northeast US, which is the place I m reading from.First Love, by Gwendoline Riley captures the sickening childishness and the vitriolic revulsion that can accompany those mad, passionate, promising, unreal affairs.Pwaangulongii Dauod and Claire Hajaj have stories that personalize the harsh realities for Gays in Nigeria and Syrian refugees, respectively flag Like see review Sep 11, 2016 Marian rated it really liked it Shelves 2016 pub, lit journals, brits, anthology Rating a journal is hard, but overall this one feels successful whatever that means in this context than issue 135.Favorite piece a short story by Patrick Flanery new to me called Interior Monkeyboy, about a male couple in London who adopt an emotionally wounded six year old boy Spiky, and unafraid to expose various forms of human ugliness Unfavorite piece a short story by Emma Cline called Arcadia Basic specimen of polished contemporary realism without much soul The remainin Rating a journal is hard, but overall this one feels successful whatever that means in this context than issue 135.Favorite piece a short story by Patrick Flanery new to me called Interior Monkeyboy, about a male couple in London who adopt an emotionally wounded six year old boy Spiky, and unafraid to expose various forms of human ugliness Unfavorite piece a short story by Emma Cline called Arcadia Basic specimen of polished contemporary realism without much soul The remaining work is generally quite good Nonfiction on escaping Syria with a sick child and gay communities in Nigeria flag Like see review Dec 19, 2016 Gwendolyn rated it liked it This wasn t the strongest Granta issue for me, but I was excited to get to read the short story by Kathleen Collins her new book is getting some attention, so I was happy to sample it here For me, the strongest stories in this issue were those by Patrick Flanery and Victo Lodato I particularly liked how the Flanery story was accompanied by a reprint of the painting that plays such a large role in the story flag Like see review Dec 26, 2016 Lawrence rated it really liked it review of another edition Very good issue Especially liked the pieces by Kathleen Collins, Steven Dunn, Patrick Flannery, Victor Lodato, Claire Hajaj and Pwaangulongii Dauod Other selections were just okay and the poetry incomprehensible I always say that about poetry, I guess flag Like see review Dec 07, 2016 Jennifer rated it liked it The story of the Syrian refugee by Claire Hajaj is a must read flag Like see review James Barlow rated it liked it Sep 16, 2016 Sy rated it really liked it May 31, 2017 Charlie rated it it was amazing Nov 03, 2016 Rich Turton rated it liked it Aug 13, 2016 Aoibheann rated it really liked it Dec 02, 2016 No l rated it liked it Jan 08, 2017 Martin Dickson rated it really liked it Dec 03, 2016 Jan rated it it was amazing Aug 02, 2016 Ahmad Fendi rated it really liked it Dec 19, 2017 Andy rated it really liked it Dec 28, 2016 Cariza Opana rated it it was amazing Nov 08, 2016 David Cheong rated it really liked it Dec 28, 2017 Ellen rated it liked it Nov 21, 2017 Eileen rated it it was ok Dec 15, 2016 Andrew Rae rated it really liked it Jul 26, 2016 previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Fiction 5 users Short Stories 3 users Poetry 3 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    1. One of the strongest issues of Granta this year, centering on love of all sorts of family, home, country, body, soul and mind.Amazing choices from all over the world, too I ached looking at Jacob Sobol s photographs from Greenland, of the icy life of the village and his lover, Sabine Just amazing.Kathleen Collins raised in relative wealth in NYC, she muses on the interweavings of black and white in the 1960s Powerful stuff.Emma Cline and where is Arcadia How to fit into a family by mar One of th [...]

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    2. Granta used to be a surprise and a delight, sort of like a longer version of Harper s Readings Here the stories are as committed to uneventfulness under the sacred writ of lit fic, but without the wordplay to shore them up Take a tale about a lonely drunk who moves into a farm house, strikes up a friendship with an illiterate neighbor kid, and helps him by making him read Tolstoy to her It pretty much ends the way you d expect, only toned down because that s soooo easily confused with subtlet Gr [...]

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    3. One of the worst Grantas ever 135 was filled with perceptive, clever, meaningful Irish writing This, except for the last two stories, reads like a really bad MFA writing program rejection pile Dull, plodding, mostly pointless I m embarrassed for American writers Get out and live.

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    4. Interesting collection and well curated different aspects of love and loss, and their relationship to each other, examined in a variety of contexts The collection was bookended almost by two pieces that use love loss to examine racial contexts Kathleen Collins whatever happened to interracial love addresses a moment in the 1960s where the tension of interracial relations was being addressed and embraced Pwaangulongii Dauod s Africa s Future Has No Space For Stupid Black Men address Interesting c [...]

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    5. I m working on an exciting little project with Granta and they were nice enough to send me some reading to understand what they are about Legacies of Love are one of their magazines and this one is on the theme of taboo love.What I loved about it was that no two stories were the same They all stood out on their own and there were mixtures of prose and poetry though a lot of the stories didn t really excite me.

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    6. Another solid collection from Granta Interior Monkeyboy by Patrick Flanery and The Tenant by Victor Lodato are stellar Melissa Lee Houghton s poem is a kick and the penultimate story about Syrian refugees is heartbreaking, infuriating, and hopeful, altogether.Well done

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    7. Excellent writing and short stories of all types of loveom all over the world

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