England Calling: 24 Stories for the 21st Century
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 centuryReseña de usuario - Book Verdict
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 Denby describes a Bradford caf with "a circle of glass display cases full of beige cakes, which have apparently been knitted from extruded polyester." Mrs. Miller a creation of David Almond, an author well known to many North American children for Skellig and Kit's Wilderness purchases a statue of the Virgin and Child from the Catholic Truth Society in Edinburgh. At home in Shields, the statue first moves and then weeps blood for the parish's middle-aged and elderly women until it is smashed to dust. Despite the occasional bright note, however, most North Americans will be unable to distinguish one locale from another. Readers interested in contemporary provincial English writers would do better to peruse current issues of Stand or Granta. Not recommended. Mary Margaret Benson, Linfield Coll. Lib., McMinnville, OR ...
Review: England Calling: 24 Stories for the 21st CenturyReseña de usuario - Alan - Goodreads
Another that's great because I'm in it! And others from my writer's group. Leer reseña completa
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