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Ian Hamilton on the rise and fall of Paul Gascoigne.
Aleksandar Hemon on nostalgia, US immigration and football.
Ross Raisin and a young footballer's questioning of self.
Tao Lin on preconceptions of Japan.
Yukiko Motoya depicts a loner living with a mysterious pack of dogs in an icy mountain cabin.
‘I hated going to the library but still it scared me that I wouldn’t be let into a library or any place because I was black.’
‘He knows all protests against the World Cup taking place during the World Cup will be seized upon by politicians in power and the opposition...’
Three Granta contributors introduce their favourite football books.
‘...animals, too, are awkward fellows.’
‘So many thugs in any century how crush them all?’
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