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Ever since Captain John Smith, founder of Jamestown in 1607, enchanted English readers with his tales of the New World, Britain and America have had an umbilical connection through the written word. Since that time the United States has become a superpower of unprecedented global influence, its hegemony one of swagger, glamour and a certain brand of brutality. In this new edition of 'The Raconteur', some of the finest writers from both sides of the Atlantic help investigate the nature of America through the history of its literature, the minds of its writers, and its relationship with Britain in a shrinking world. 'The Raconteur' Interview: Allegra Goodman. Niall Griffiths on Hubert Selby Jnr, Jo Mazelis on the writers of New York, Godfrey Hodgson on fifty years writing about Washington, Jack Foley on 'Howl' and the California Beats, Tom Anderson on Cardiff, Baltimore and 'The Wire'. Reflections from afar: American writers over here by Tamar Yoseloff, Mimi Thebo, Jonathan Neale, David E. Oprava, Taylor Glenn and others. New Fiction from Russell Celyn Jones, Tom Abbott and Todd Zuniga. Poetry from Carrie Etter and Tim Wells.
Plus the definitive A to Z of American Literature.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 134.62 x 215.9 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Cardigan, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 1908069643
  • 9781908069641

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INCLUDING Niall Griffiths on Hubert Selby Jr, Jack Foley on the Beats, Heathcote Williams on 9/11, Tom Anderson on The Wire The Raconteur Interview: Allegra Goodman plus Carrie Etter, Yahia Lababidi, David E Oprava, Graham Tomlinson and much, much more
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'Full of insights and valuable perspectives on the literary world.' Alain de Botton.
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About Dylan Moore

Gary Raymond, a writer, editor and journalist, recently completed the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa and is awaiting publication of his first novel. He has written widely for page and stage. Dylan Moore combines a teaching career with tutoring creative writing, editing magazines and writing plays, criticism and creative non-fiction. Susie Wild is a writer, journalist and editor based in south Wales. Susie was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, and her debut novel 'The Art of Contraception', published by Parthian in 2010, won Fiction Book of the Year, Welsh Icons Awards 2010.
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