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Ali Smith
Birth date: January 01, 1962
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bossyfemme rated it 2 years ago
A small & very precious book. Heartfelt, tender, fiery, inquisitive. For everyone - especially every creative person - who wants to grow old with their best friends.I don't know Tove Jansson except as a writer of short stories and she is absolutely worth getting to know this way. If you're one of my...
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Gatta ci cova rated it 3 years ago
“Quanti mondi riesci a tenere in una mano. In una manciata di sabbia.” Elisabeth, con la “S”, trentadue anni, docente con contratto a tempo determinato presso un’università londinese. Daniel, centenario, vicino di casa. Di Elisabeth è stato babysitter, nonno, amico, maestro. Le ha insegnato l’a...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
The strength of this novel, for me, is in the very tight point of view for each of the chapters, right down to the individual use of language by the characters whose train of thought we are following. For instance, in the chapter where we first meet Astrid and her reaction to the country village whe...
BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
This was a collection of poems, short stories, and excerpts of novels that Ali Smith put together when asked to reflect upon books, or literary works, that have influenced her. I enjoyed this. I loved that a print of the comic strip Beryl the Peril features alongside the poetry of Margaret Tait a...
Hol rated it 4 years ago
I’m not going to write a long review for Public Library as I posted my thoughts as I read the individual stories, but I’ll give you my overall impression. Funnily enough I picked up Public Library when I was in the library. It’s a short story collection and my first encounter, but definitely not m...
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