The Resource Changing my mind : occasional essays, Zadie Smith

Changing my mind : occasional essays, Zadie Smith

Label
Changing my mind : occasional essays
Title
Changing my mind
Title remainder
occasional essays
Statement of responsibility
Zadie Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Split into five sections-"Reading," "Being," "Seeing," "Feeling" and "Remembering"--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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Zadie
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6069.M59
LC item number
C43 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English essays
  • English literature
  • English essays
  • English literature
Label
Changing my mind : occasional essays, Zadie Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Reading. Their eyes were watching God : what does soulful mean? -- E.M. Forster, middle manager -- Middlemarch and everybody -- Rereading Barthes and Nabokov -- F. Kafka, everyman -- Two directions for the novel -- Being. That crafty feeling -- One week in Liberia -- Speaking in tongues -- Seeing. Hepburn and Garbo -- Notes on Visconti's Bellissima -- At the multiplex, 2006 -- Ten notes on Oscar weekend -- Feeling. Smith family Christmas -- Accidental hero -- Dead man laughing -- Remembering. Brief interviews with hideous men : the difficult gifts of David Foster Wallace
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 p.
Isbn
9781594202377
Lccn
2009023419
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318411593
  • (OCoLC)ocn318411593
Label
Changing my mind : occasional essays, Zadie Smith
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Reading. Their eyes were watching God : what does soulful mean? -- E.M. Forster, middle manager -- Middlemarch and everybody -- Rereading Barthes and Nabokov -- F. Kafka, everyman -- Two directions for the novel -- Being. That crafty feeling -- One week in Liberia -- Speaking in tongues -- Seeing. Hepburn and Garbo -- Notes on Visconti's Bellissima -- At the multiplex, 2006 -- Ten notes on Oscar weekend -- Feeling. Smith family Christmas -- Accidental hero -- Dead man laughing -- Remembering. Brief interviews with hideous men : the difficult gifts of David Foster Wallace
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 p.
Isbn
9781594202377
Lccn
2009023419
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318411593
  • (OCoLC)ocn318411593

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