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Author: John FreemanDaniel AlarcónDonald Ray PollockSteven HallDerek WalcottAll authors
Publisher: London : Granta, 2009.
Series: Granta, 109.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Freeman; Daniel Alarcón; Donald Ray Pollock; Steven Hall; Derek Walcott; Salman Rushdie; Colum McCann; Kent Haruf; Julian Barnes; Mikhael Subotzky; Patrick Waterhouse; Brad Watson; Yiyun Li; Aminatta Forna; Jim Crace; Martin Kimani; Peter Stothard; Ruchir Joshi; V V Ganeshananthan; Joshua Ferris; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
ISBN: 9781905881130 1905881134 9781929001392 1929001398
OCLC Number: 504724809
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Life among the pirates / Daniel Alarcón --
Tommy / Donald Ray Pollock --
What I think about when I think about robots / Steven Hall --
Poem / Derek Walcott --
Notes on sloth / Salman Rushdie --
Looking for the rozziner / Colum McCann --
Any man's death / Kent Haruf --
Harmony / Julian Barnes --
Ponte City / Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse --
Vacuum / Brad Watson --
Secrets of the trade / Yiyun Li --
The last vet / Aminatta Forna --
All that follows / Jim Crace --
The work of war / Martin Kimani --
Essex clay / Peter Stothard --
Moving parts / Ruchir Joshi --
Hippocrates / V.V. Ganeshananthan --
The unnamed / Joshua Ferris --
Dreams in a time of war / Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.
Series Title: Granta, 109.
Responsibility: [editor, John Freeman].

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Work. Everybody does it, though some now less than before; most of us loathe it, though some love it too much. What would we be without it? And what does it mean to work today?  Read more...

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