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ISBN-10: 178227118X

ISBN-13: 9781782271185

during this number of essays, ten major writers from diverse nations ponder the conflicts  that experience proficient their very own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its identify from Robert Graves's "bitter leave-taking of britain" within which he writes now not basically of the 1st international struggle however the questions it raised: how one can reside, the right way to reside with one another, and the way to write. 
studying this identify as largely and ambiguously as Graves meant, those essays mark the War's centenary by means of reinvigorating those questions.  The ebook contains Elif Shafak on an inheritance of silence in Turkey, Ali Smith on misplaced voices in Scotland, Xiaolu Guo at the 100,000 chinese language despatched to the entrance, Daniel Kehlmann on hypnotism in Berlin, Colm Toibin on woman Gregory wasting her son struggling with for Britain as she fought for an autonomous eire, Kamila Shamsie on reimagining Karachi, Erwin Mortier on occupied Belgium's legacy of disgrace, NoViolet Bulawayo on Zimbabwe and readability, Ales Steger on resisting background in Slovenia, and Jeanette Winterson on what artwork is for.
individuals contain:
Ali Smith - Scotland
Ales Steger - Slovenia
Jeanette Winterson - England
Elif Shafak - Turkey
NoViolet Bulawayo - Zimbabwe
Colm Toíbín - eire
Xiaolu Guo - China
Erwin Mortier - Belgium
Kamila Shamsie - Pakistan
Daniel Kehlmann - Germany

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