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Granta 137

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Discoveries: Polymorphous Perversity

New erotica from Anaïs Nin; Emily Dickinson’s bedroom; Isaac Asimov’s dystopias, interracial love circa 1963 and more.

Introduction

‘What future youth movement might capture them, those international participants in virtual hunts?’

The Shepherds

‘Our pasts are so unbelievable we need a witness for our own memory.’

Discoveries: Polymorphous Perversity

New erotica from Anaïs Nin; Emily Dickinson’s bedroom; Isaac Asimov’s dystopias, interracial love circa 1963 and more.

Adam Thorpe Angel

My Angel

Adam Thorpe

‘I am full of unreal desires and worthless imaginings.’

Darcy Padilla Julie's Life Emmanuel Carrere

Julie’s Life

Emmanuel Carrère & Darcy Padilla

‘Even today, she still speaks with emotion about Dorian, the transsexual so proud of her breasts, Diane, who weighed only sixty-five pounds, and Steven, who was so frightened of dying alone that Darcy wished she could promise to be with him when the time came.’ Emmanuel Carrèrre on addiction and poverty in an forgotten America.

Heavily Redacted

Luiza Flynn-Goodlett

‘Syllables are excised by / X-Acto, fed into a shredder / for good measure.’

Going Diamond

Sarah Gerard

‘In Amway, there’s no such thing as contentment.’

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Discoveries: Polymorphous Perversity

New erotica from Anaïs Nin; Emily Dickinson’s bedroom; Isaac Asimov’s dystopias, interracial love circa 1963 and more.

Vladimir in Love

‘He regretted not buying the flowers.’

My Angel

‘I am full of unreal desires and worthless imaginings.’