"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Granta: The Factory

Excellent new Granta this quarter (89: The Factory). (Annoyingly www.granta.com is still showing the previous edition) . A good mix of fiction, social history and feature journalism around manufacturing, particularly its decline in UK.

Could be early signs of something analogous to 18th century pastoralism in literature: a celebration and nostalgia for industrialism, in the same way that writers once addressed the agrarian economy (of course, as discussed in Fitzroy, both were shit).

1 comment:

john said...

i feel a nostalgia for economic history of the industrial revolution - turnpike lanes, canals, newcommen engines, the spinning jenny, the bessemer converter. still quite happy to have spent the majority of my life in the late 20th century mind you.