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Some real standouts in this issue:1. The Death of A Chair - Doris Lessing2. Constitutional - Helen Simpson3. When Grandmama Was Young - Matthew Reisz4. Fantastic Mr Fox - Tim Adams5. Return To Akenfield - Craig Taylor
Richard Powers' short story, "The Seventh Event," is the only short story I am always looking forward to re-reading. The powerful critiques, half house-rave, half-manifesto, issued by the main character, a bio-engineer turned literary critic, Mimi Erdmann, have fundamentally challenged my own understanding of literature, not to mention my sense of vocation, and my place in the world. Today, when I re-read it, I realized that I have been drastically misunderstanding the story for six years. In ot...
Some of my favorites: Return to AkenfieldFantastic Mr FoxThe death of a chairNightwalking