John Freeman (ed.): Granta 117

Mieke Chew


Granta 117: Horror
edited by John Freeman
Granta, $27.99 pb, 256 pp, 9781905881369

Arthur Conan Doyle wrote, ‘Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.’ The 117th issue of Granta is not short of imagination. Contributions range from a posthumously published zombie tale by Roberto Bolaño, to translated reportage on Peru by Santiago Roncagliolo, to new fiction by Stephen King. In Don DeLillo’s ‘The Starveling’, an elderly cinephile wanders the streets of Manhattan looking for a purpose. His life, which revolves around movie screenings, is a disturbing portrait of idleness. Even the most disconcerting circumstances fail to shake him from his malaise.

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Mieke Chew

Mieke Chew

Mieke Chew lives in Melbourne. She is the editor of Higher Arc, an art and literature publication launched in 2011. An English student at the University of Melbourne, her thesis is on László Krasznahorkai and the monologue as a form. Her current fixation is Hungarian literature.

Published in March 2012 no. 339

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