Granta launches memory project as part of online archive

Granta launches memory project as part of online archive

<p>Granta Magazine is launching a viral arts project made entirely of words, built around its online archive which has just been rolled out.</p><p>The project is called Nostos Algos, with the Greek words drawing on the meanings &lsquo;a homecoming&rsquo; and &lsquo;pain, grief, distress&rsquo;.</p><p>Granta said Nostos Algos was &quot;a collective exercise in bringing the past into the present and making it part of a shared experience with fellow users and the imaginations of Granta&rsquo;s famed writers&quot;.</p><p>Users post a description of a particular memory, which then appears in a live feed and will be matched to an extract from the online archive. Alongside subscriber&#39;s musings will appear words from Doris Lessing, Arthur Miller, Ryszard Kapuscinski and many other distinguished authors.&nbsp; The results can then be shared via email, Twitter or Facebook.&nbsp; </p><p>Nostos Algos was inspired by the themes of memory, identity, and cultural integration, which appear in the current issue of Granta, entitled <em>Going Back </em>(number 111). </p><p>The online archive was launched in mid-July at granta.com, enabling subscribers to read the early works of writers such as Salman Rushdie, Nick Hornby and Joyce Carol Oates, among others. </p><p>Editor John Freeman said: &quot;No more hunting through charity shop bins, or stealing them from <br />your friends. wherever people are, they&rsquo;ll be able to enjoy and discover the magazine&rsquo;s fabulous 30-year breadth.&quot;</p><p>The online archive will be available by subscription only. For the first year, subscribers can get all 110 issues for the price of one (&pound;12.99). To participate in Nostos Algos, for free, visit www.nostos-algos.com. </p>