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The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta

The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta

  • Title: The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta
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  • ISBN : 9780091895785
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 320 pages


Dopo l esperienza africana di Weekenders, ancora una volta il Daily Telegraph ha riunito lrvine Welsh, Monica Ali, Michel Atherton, Bella Bathurst, Jenny Colgan, Simon Garfield, W F Deedes, Tony Hawks, Victoria Glendinning, Sam Millet e Colm Toibin per catapultarli a Calcutta dal confort e dalla modernit delle loro occidentalissime citt , Londra e Edimburgo, a un luogo Dopo l esperienza africana di Weekenders, ancora una volta il Daily Telegraph ha riunito lrvine Welsh, Monica Ali, Michel Atherton, Bella Bathurst, Jenny Colgan, Simon Garfield, W F Deedes, Tony Hawks, Victoria Glendinning, Sam Millet e Colm Toibin per catapultarli a Calcutta dal confort e dalla modernit delle loro occidentalissime citt , Londra e Edimburgo, a un luogo dove il passato parla ancora e il futuro chiama pi forte che mai Da quell esperienza sono nati i racconti compresi in questa antologia che, mescolando la fiction al reportage di viaggio, riflettono modi diversi di vedere una metropoli che nel mondo simbolo di povert e miseria e che i suoi abitanti chiamano la Citt della Gioia


Author Andrew OHagan

Andrew O Hagan, FRSL born 1968 is a Scottish novelist and non fiction author.He is the author of the novels Our Fathers, Personality, and Be Near Me, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize His work has appeared in the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and The Guardian U.K In 2003, O Hagan was named one of Granta s Best Young British Novelists He lives in Lo




The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta Reviews (4)

  • The collection has a strong buildup, and there were some chapters which to me, read like fiction as opposed to a non fiction piece While the tone feels a bit alienating at times, because some of them tend to be frame the events in a colonial context and less of Kolkata s sense of place, no matter ho [..]

  • I enjoyed this book for the most part, although I was somewhat annoyed by some of the stories desire to dwell on predicatably Kolkata s various problems with overpopulation, poverty, corruption, and pollution Since all of these writers are British, some of them have a very colonialist attitude which [..]

  • I think I bought this because Welsh partecipated Informative, various level of engagement.

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