GRANTA 109: WORK (The Magazine of New Writing)

Freeman, John, editor. Daniel Alarcon, signed.

ISBN 10: 1929001398 / ISBN 13: 9781929001392
Published by New York: Granta. 2010.
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SIGNED first edition - First printing. An issue which tells the story of "how and why we work in the twenty-first century. Joshua Ferris returns to the mind-numbing world of office work in America in a new piece of fiction, while Steven Hall visits the world's pre-eminent robot lab to see what machines will do for us next. Caroline Moorehead explores the trafficking of workers into the United Kingdom and Daniel Alarcon infiltrates the world of book pirating in Peru. Salman Rushdie contributes a surprising essay on sloth." SIGNED by TWO contrbutors - by editor John Freeman next to his name and by Daniel Alarcon at his contribution "Life Among the Pirates" (on book piracy in Latin America.) Also includes contributions for Yiyun Li, Jim Crace, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Derek Walcott, Brad Watson and more. Notes on contributors. 320 pp. Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 63927

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Title: GRANTA 109: WORK (The Magazine of New ...

Publisher: New York: Granta. 2010.

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the Industrial Revolution is, for better or for worse, our inclination to define who were are by what we do, and this essential new issue of Granta will lay bare the intrinsic link between work and identity.

From the jobless to the workaholics, from the hard work of dying to the landscape work has created out of office parks and suburbs, Granta 109 will tell the story of how and why we work in the twenty-first century. Joshua Ferris returns to the mind-numbing world of office work in America in a new piece of fiction, while Steven Hall visits the world’s pre-eminent robot lab to see what machines will do for us next. Caroline Moorehead explores the trafficking of workers into the United Kingdom and Daniel Alarcón infiltrates the world of book pirating in Peru. Salman Rushdie contributes a surprising essay on sloth.

Granta 109 gives us a glimpse of ourselves at our most primordial, in a day and age when work has become the most invisible (at least in literature) and yet all-encompassing aspect of human life.

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John Freeman's criticism has appeared in more than 200 newspapers around the world, including the Guardian, La Vanguardia, and Arcadia. Between 2006 and2008, he served as president of the National Book Critics Circle. His first book, The Tyranny of E-Mail, will be published in October by Scribner

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