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A Land Without Strangers

Ben Mauk

Ben Mauk on nationalism and xenophobia in Poland.

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Among the Citizen Soldiers

Karan Mahajan

Karan Mahajan visits Lexington, Virginia – a centre of the Confederary – in the wake of the far-right rally in Charlottesville.

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Best Book of 1818: The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr, by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Luke Neima

‘What sets Hoffmann’s work apart is the meeting of the joint impulses of Enlightenment and Romantic thought’

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Books Do Furnish a Room

Penelope Lively

‘The shelves say something about the person who has stocked them; they say much.’

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Comfort Woman

Erika Krouse

Erika Krouse on her work as a private investigator. ‘An escort service was providing prostitutes for football recruits, directly solicited by the university.’

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Cyclical Wisdom | Discoveries

Josie Mitchell

A mash-up of Elif Batuman | Oscar Wilde | David Lynch | Marilynn Robinson | Margaret Atwood | and Viet Thanh Nguyen

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Doubling and Redoubling | Discoveries

Josie Mitchell

Photographs, e-fiction and daylight saving time. Our favourite pieces published elsewhere this week.

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Godzilla and Sadism | Discoveries

Josie Mitchell

Godzilla, Kathy Acker, Roald Dahl, Frank Bidart and a tribute to John Ashbery in this week's Discoveries – a round-up of writing by the Granta editors.

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Grinning Inanity | Discoveries

Josie Mitchell

This week – deconstructing Percy Pig, the middle-class gummy bear, and celebrating Philip Pullman, who has finally written another book.

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Hallelujah! A Brief History of Bombing People

Ben Mauk

Ben Mauk on the West’s longstanding love of missiles, drones, bombs and nukes.

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Hoa Nguyen | Is Travel Writing Dead?

Hoa Nguyen

‘I didn’t have the language for why I could not be a tourist in the same way as my white counterparts.’

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I come from a place on your bucket list

Deepti Kapoor

Deepti Kapoor on travel, authenticity and the peculiarity of being Indian in Uganda.

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If Mother’s Happy

Kathleen McCaul Moura

‘Towards the end of my pregnancy, like many women, my emotions were taut, stretched thin like the skin round my middle.’

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International Women’s Day 2017

Josie Mitchell

‘We want to share with you some of our favourite pieces – published by us and by others – that present clear-headed explorations of gender in our society’