Granta 58: Ambition - Granta Magazine

Granta 58: Ambition

Summer 1997

The things we desire – love, money, wisdom, power – have not changed since the world began, but it seems we want more of them, and now. Doris Lessing wanted to live, love, and write on her own terms; Paul Auster wanted to make his fortune via a card game; Brian MacKinnon wanted to be a doctor and became a tissue of lies. Plus: J. M. Coetzee and Joyce Carol Oates.