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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays - Zadie Smith
Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
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A sparkling collection of Zadie Smith?s nonfiction over the past decade. Zadie Smith brings to her essays all of the curiosity, intellectual rigor, and sharp humor that have attracted so many readers to her fiction, and the result is a collection that is nothing short of extraordinary. Split into... show more
A sparkling collection of Zadie Smith?s nonfiction over the past decade. Zadie Smith brings to her essays all of the curiosity, intellectual rigor, and sharp humor that have attracted so many readers to her fiction, and the result is a collection that is nothing short of extraordinary. Split into four sections??Reading,? ?Being,? ?Seeing,? and ?Feeling??Changing My Mind invites readers to witness the world from Zadie Smith?s unique vantage. Smith casts her acute eye over material both personal and cultural, with wonderfully engaging essays?some published here for the first time?on diverse topics including literature, movies, going to the Oscars, British comedy, family, feminism, Obama, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Magnani. In her investigations Smith also reveals much of herself. Her literary criticism shares the wealth of her experiences as a reader and exposes the tremendous influence diverse writers?E. M. Forster, Zora Neale Hurston, George Eliot, and others?have had on her writing life and her self-understanding. Smith also speaks directly to writers as a craftsman, offering precious practical lessons on process. Here and throughout, readers will learn of the wide-ranging experiences?in novels, travel, philosophy, politics, and beyond?that have nourished Smith?s rich life of the mind. Her probing analysis offers tremendous food for thought, encouraging readers to attend to the slippery questions of identity, art, love, and vocation that so often go neglected. Changing My Mind announces Zadie Smith as one of our most important contemporary essayists, a writer with the rare ability to turn the world on its side with both fact and fiction. Changing My Mind is a gift to readers, writers, and all who want to look at life more expansively.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594202377 (1594202370)
ASIN: 1594202370
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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3.0 Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
A great writer on literature, pop-culture and political pieces.
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
4.0 Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
She probably changing her mind in the extent of the book, but this collection is one of those good collection where you can actually got led to another things, from 1940s movies to other books that you didn't realize existed to hilarious british tv comedy. I admit that I skip some, there's one about...
Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
3.0
Good writing advice :-)
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
My first introduction into Zadie Smith and for the most part quite enjoyable, but in other ways a disappointment. You can read why here:http://mewlhouse.hubpages.com/t/2e56f5
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