England Calling: 24 Stories for the 21st Century

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Jackie Gay, Julia Bell
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001 - 319 páginas
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There have been numerous anthologies of Scottish, Irish, Northern and London writing, but up until now no anthology that has attempted to bring together the best of English writing. At a time when Scottish and Welsh devolution means that English culture and identity are being hotly discussed, this anthology of new writing from a nation rediscovering itself will be timely and controversial. English fiction has traditionally been rooted in a strong sense of place. ENGLAND CALLING renews that tradition by providing a series of fictional snapshots of the different areas of England today, its landscapes, cityscapes, dialects, atmospheres; from Suffolk to Cornwall, Essex to Yorkshire, Lancashire to Surrey. Authors include Lesley Glaister, Kevin Sampson, Julia Darling, Andrea Ashworth, Harland Miller, Alexei Sayle, Julie Burchill, Jane Rogers, Joolz Denby, David Almond.

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England calling: 24 stories for the 21st century

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Whether the locale is Newcastle or Brighton, this anthology's prevailing sense is of an England of inevitable bleakness. Still, some of the individual stories are infused with brightness. Joolz ... Leer reseña completa

Sobre el autor (2001)

Julia Bell was born in 1971. She graduated with an MA in Creative Writing at UEA, where she now teaches creative writing, literature and publishing. Jackie Gay was born in Birmingham. She and Julia Bell were co-editors of HARD SHOULDER, an anthology of Birmingham writing published in October 1999.

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