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Granta 124: Travel
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Hari Kunzru travels to Chernobyl, Detroit, and Japan to investigate the phenomenon of disaster tourism. Policeman-turned-detective-turned-writer A Yi describes life as a provincial gumshoe in China. Physician Siddhartha Mukherjee visits a government hospital in New Delhi, where he meets Madha Sengupta, at the end of his life and on the frontiers of medicine. Robert Macfarlane explores the limestone world beneath the Peak District. And Haruki Murakami revisits his walk to Kobe in the aftermath of the 1995 earthquake.

In this issue - which includes poems by Charles Simic and Ellen Bryant Voigt, a story by Miroslav Penkov, and non-fiction by David Searcy, Teju Cole, and Hector Abad - Granta presents a panoramic view of our shared landscape and investigates our motivations for exploring it. "One's destination is never a place," Henry Miller wrote, "but a new way of seeing things."

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismFiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Granta Publications Ltd Publication Date: 06/08/2013 ISBN-13: 9781905881697  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Freeman has been the editor of Granta since 2009. He is the author of The Tyranny of E-Mail and How to Read a Novelist, and former president of the National Book Critics Circle. His criticism has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent and the Times and the Wall Street Journal. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker and Zyzzyva and is forthcoming in the Paris Review.

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An excellent, beautifully compiled and brilliantly curated selection of travel writing from a very varied group of authors. Such a nice book to keep going back to when you're longing for other lands or, simply, for compelling writing about the many aspects of travelling and opening up one's mind.

- 02/03/2015
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