The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice

The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice


By (author) Nicola Barker, By (author) Dylan Evans, By (author) Todd McEwen, By (author) Martin Rowson, By (author) David Flusfeder, By (author) Ali Smith, By (author) John Sutherland, Edited by Rosalind Porter, Edited by Alex Clark

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  • Publisher: Union Books
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 200mm x 22mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1908526157
  • ISBN 13: 9781908526151
  • Sales rank: 503,468

Product description

We live with the idea of sin every day - from the greatest transgressions to the tiniest misdemeanours. But surely the concept was invented for an age where divine retribution and eternal punishment dominated the collective consciousness? In this lively collection of new writing, Nicola Barker, Dylan Evans, David Flusfeder, Todd McEwen, Martin Rowson, John Sutherland and Ali Smith go head to head with the capital vices to explore what we really mean when we talk about sin. The resulting mixture of erudite and playful essays and startling new fiction might not make you a better person, but it will certainly give you pause for thought when you're next laying the law down or - heaven forfend - about to do something beyond the pale yourself.

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Formerly the Editor of Granta, ALEX CLARK is a critic, literary journalist and editor-at-large at Union Books. Formerly the Senior Editor at Granta, ROSALIND PORTER is the co-editor of Four-Letter Word: New Love Letters and is Editorial Director at Union Books.

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'It needn't be a guilty pleasure to enjoy reading these entertaining, educative pieces about the thin line between virtue and vice.' New Review (Observer) 'Elegant...Sharp and amusing... This is often NSFT (not safe for trains) laugh-out-loud stuff (lol), but also as multi-layered and thought-provoking as some of the more conventionally structured work that precedes it.' -- Keith Bruce Herald 'An enticing and beautifully illustrated collection.' -- Anita Sethi Observer