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(eng) Many issues of Granta have been cataloged here under the name of the longtime, but now former, editor, Bill Buford.

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Obras por Bill Buford

Among the Thugs (1991) 974 exemplares
Granta 43: Best of Young British Novelists 2 (1993) — Editor — 177 exemplares
Granta 25: The Murderee (1988) — Editor — 162 exemplares
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Editor — 159 exemplares
Granta 21: The Story-Teller (1987) — Editor — 157 exemplares
Granta 37: The Family (1991) — Editor — 155 exemplares
Granta 26: Travel (1989) — Editor — 154 exemplares
Granta 29: New World (1989) — Editor — 151 exemplares
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (1988) — Editor — 151 exemplares
Granta 32: History (1990) — Editor — 151 exemplares
Granta 27: Death (1989) — Editor — 151 exemplares
Granta 46: Crime (1994) — Editor — 151 exemplares
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Editor — 150 exemplares
Granta 30: New Europe (1990) — Editor — 145 exemplares
Granta 48: Africa (1994) — Editor — 143 exemplares
Granta 41: Biography (1992) — Editor — 143 exemplares
Granta 31: The General (1990) — Editor — 143 exemplares
Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra (2009) 139 exemplares
Granta 35: An Unbearable Peace (1991) — Editor — 139 exemplares
The Best of Granta Travel (1991) 139 exemplares
Granta 23: Home (1988) — Editor — 138 exemplares
Granta 33: What Went Wrong? (1990) — Editor — 131 exemplares
Granta 20: In Trouble Again (1986) — Editor — 130 exemplares
Granta 42: Krauts! (1992) — Editor — 130 exemplares
Granta 22: With Your Tongue Down My Throat (1987) — Editor — 128 exemplares
Granta 47: Losers (1994) — Editor — 128 exemplares
Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President (1991) — Editor — 126 exemplares
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) 125 exemplares
Granta 49: Money (1994) — Editor — 118 exemplares
Granta 50: Fifty (1995) — Editor — 117 exemplares
Granta 51: Big Men (1995) 117 exemplares
Granta 45: Gazza Agonistes (1993) 116 exemplares
Granta 40: The Womanizer (1992) — Editor — 113 exemplares
Granta 38: We're So Happy! (1991) — Editor — 113 exemplares
Granta 39: The Body (1992) — Editor — 105 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2010 (2010) — Editor; Introdução — 100 exemplares
Granta 15: The Fall of Saigon (1985) — Editor — 97 exemplares
Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists (1983) — Editor — 91 exemplares
Granta 18: The Snap Revolution (1986) — Editor — 90 exemplares
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Editor — 88 exemplares
The Granta Book of the Family (1995) — Editor — 88 exemplares
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Editor — 82 exemplares
Granta 17: While Waiting for a War (1985) — Editor — 80 exemplares
Granta 19: More Dirt (1986) — Editor — 76 exemplares
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Editor — 72 exemplares
Granta 14: Autobiography (1984) — Editor — 71 exemplares
Granta 11: Greetings From Prague (1984) — Editor — 60 exemplares
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Editor — 54 exemplares
Granta 1: New American Writing (1979) 44 exemplares
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Editor — 44 exemplares
Granta 12: The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones (1984) — Editor — 44 exemplares
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Editor — 43 exemplares
Granta 3: The End of the English Novel (1980) — Editor — 41 exemplares
Granta 6: A Literature for Politics (1990) — Editor — 41 exemplares
Granta 4: Beyond the Crisis (1989) — Editor — 36 exemplares
Granta Magazine: 6 Issues (1-6) (1989) 2 exemplares
Henry VII 1 exemplar
Oui, chef! (2020) 1 exemplar
煉獄廚房食習日記 (2007) 1 exemplar
Walton Ford (2023) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The New Kings of Nonfiction (2007) — Contribuidor — 740 exemplares
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuidor — 535 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 346 exemplares
The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism (1997) — Contribuidor — 214 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 211 exemplares
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1954-10-06
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Locais de residência
California, USA
England, UK
France
Educação
University of Cambridge (King's College)
Ocupações
editor
chef
Organizações
Granta
The New Yorker
Nota de desambiguação
Many issues of Granta have been cataloged here under the name of the longtime, but now former, editor, Bill Buford.

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This book was exceedingly violent, foul, and depressing - and one hell of a read. It also convinced me that I will never attend a soccer game in Europe.
 
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gonzocc | 29 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
Fascinatingly delicious, surprisingly poignant. Recommend! ♥️
 
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decaturmamaof2 | 14 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
15 biographical stories around money, income, wealth
 
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betty_s | 1 outra crítica | Oct 1, 2023 |
In 1983, Granta made a splash by putting out an edition of writing from what it thought were the 20 best British novelists under the age of 40. It made headlines because the majority of these writers were indeed immensely talented, influential and successful. Ten years on in 1993, Granta attempted it again and the result is this volume.
Here are 20 works largely taken from whatever book the author was about to publish at the time. Overall the reading experience is unsatisfying as consuming these excerpts out of the context of the novel they belong to leaves one feeling they've missed something. The most successful pieces are the short stories and the excerpts that are self-contained, such as Caryl Phillips' moving slavery story, "West," and Helen Simpson's beautiful, harrowing story, "Heavy Weather," about adapting to mothering a jealous toddler and a newborn.
Granta's editors weren't as successful in catching fire in 1993. I'd say less than half of these authors turned out to be members of Britain's "Best," and that includes two who were repeated here from the earlier list because they were still under 40. Still, it's a large collection of good to terrific writing and some prove to be very good teasers for the full novel and other work from the authors.
… (mais)
½
 
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RobertOK | 2 outras críticas | Sep 28, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
69
Also by
8
Membros
10,134
Popularidade
#2,344
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
191
ISBN
197
Línguas
13
Marcado como favorito
2

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