Feel Free: Essays (Hardback)Zadie Smith (author)
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No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for the unstoppable Zadie Smith. From social media to the environment, from Jay-Z to Karl Ove Knausgaard, she has boundless curiosity and the boundless wit to match.
In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment, dissected with razor-sharp intellect, set brilliantly against the context of the utterly contemporary, and considered with a deep humanity and compassion.This electrifying new collection showcases its author as a true literary powerhouse, demonstrating once again her credentials as an essential voice of her generation.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 704 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 41 mm
“Smith’s enthusiastic attention ranges over subjects as diverse as Ella Fitzgerald’s style and the depiction of corpses in Renaissance paintings and the discomfiting smudging of English seasons one into the other”. - The Observer
"Eclectic in her tastes, centrifugal in her style, Smith as an essayist loves to stretch her frame. Moving from wit towards wisdom, she explores the rolling hinterland behind our fads and trends.... Her bracing pluralism mandates respect for the art of freedom that crosses borders and, fearlessly, creates all sorts of other people." - Financial Times
"Engrossing... An astute essayist... Should you read this brilliant book? Answer: absolutely." - The Independent *
"Fascinating stuff! Love It! A writer so insistent on the possibility of imaginative connection, so generous and curious with regard to her readers." - Evening Standard
"It's good to know that, while my body rusts, I can keep my mind stretched and nimble by reading Zadie Smith." - Observer
"A preturnaturally gifted writer with a voice that's street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time." - The New York Times
"Smith writes [ . . . ] with such infectious zeal and engaging accessibility that it makes you want to turn up at her house and demand tutoring." - Dazed and Confused
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