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Granta 137: Followers by Sigrid Rausing

Granta 137: Followers

by Sigrid Rausing (Editor)

Other authors: Will Alexander (Contributor), Emmanuel Carrere (Contributor), Feng Sun Chen (Contributor), Ivan Chistyakov (Contributor), Ken Follett (Contributor)15 more, Sarah Gerard (Contributor), Eliza Griswold (Contributor), Matilda Gustavsson (Contributor), A.M Homes (Contributor), Lauren Hough (Contributor), Françoise Hugier (Photographer), Luke Kennard (Contributor), Darcy Padilla (Photographer), Kelly Schirmann (Contributor), Aatish Taseer (Contributor), Adam Thorpe (Contributor), Miriam Toews (Contributor), Tomas van Houtryve (Photographer), Lara Vapnyar (Contributor), Javier Zamora (Contributor)

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Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard - Ivan Chistyakov.
The Transition - Luke Kennard.
My Angel - Adam Thorpe.
Julie's Life - Emmanuel Carrere, Darcy Padilla (photos). ( )
  Moomin_Mama | Apr 10, 2017 |
I've been a bit slack in reading my Grantas recently - but this one is worthwhile. Particularly moving is Emmanuel Carriere's essay about Darcy Padilla and her 21 years of taking photographs of Julie Baird and her family, until Julie's untimely death from AIDS. So moving indeed, that I went immediately online to buy Padilla's book of "The Julie Project" - Family Love.

Also good are Miriam Toews on The Mennonites, Aatish Taseer's very thoughtful piece about the clash of tradition and modernism in India, and Adam Thorpe's fiction. The only lows are Ken Follett on growing up in the Plymouth Brethren (which sounds quite dull, but there is no need for a memoir about it to be dull as well), and Sarah Gerard on growing up in a family of Amway Distributors, a piece that feels cobbled together to meet a pressing deadline. But otherwise, a very good edition, focused on elements of religion and elements of faith in various forms ( )
1 vote Opinionated | Dec 30, 2016 |
Highlights include a diary of a Gulag guard, Vladimir in love, Miriam Toews on Canadian Mennonites, and Julie's life. ( )
1 vote kcshankd | Dec 10, 2016 |
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Rausing, SigridEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexander, WillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carrere, EmmanuelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chen, Feng SunContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chistyakov, IvanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Follett, KenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gerard, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griswold, ElizaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gustavsson, MatildaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Homes, A.MContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hough, LaurenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hugier, FrançoisePhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kennard, LukeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Padilla, DarcyPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schirmann, KellyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taseer, AatishContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thorpe, AdamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Toews, MiriamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
van Houtryve, TomasPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vapnyar, LaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zamora, JavierContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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When does a movement become a cult? In this issue we focus on faith, on the appeal of surrendering oneself to a higher power, of becoming a follower. What's the difference between conviction, groupthink and madness? Inside: Miriam Toews, Matilda Gustavsson, Ken Follett and Lauren Hough on growing up in sects Emmanuel Carrère and Darcy Padilla New fiction from John Connell, Luke Kennard, Adam Thorpe and Padma Viswanathan The diary of Ivan Chistyakov, a Gulag prison guard Aatish Taseer meets the Brahmins of Varanasi… (more)

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