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An Antechamber of Misery

‘But the exact opposite of what I want,’ considered Howard, rocking in his chair, ‘is what always fucking happens.’

Kiki stopped what she was doing. ‘Right. 52 more words

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On Beauty

Last year, when Zora was a freshman, sophomores had seemed altogether a different kind of human: so very definite in their tastes and opinions, in ther loves and ideas. 45 more words

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Zadie Smith's - 'an oscillation between hope and melancholy'

Smith’s fiction continues to turn, oscillating between hope and melancholy, totality and fragmentation, unity and plurality; her texts present an unresolved tension between, as Vermeulen and Akker regard, ‘a modern desire for… 27 more words

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'On Beauty' is rather beautiful.

After weeks of discussions in seminar classrooms, i noticed Zadie Smith’s name come up ALOT. So i thought i’d give her a read, scrawling through her books on my Kindle, ‘On Beauty’ caught my eye, about love, and all that other stereotypical stuff that girls flock to. 283 more words

Book Review: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

I have frequently claimed to anyone that cared to ask that Zadie Smith is one of my favourite authors. But it struck me recently that this claim is a little overstated; I’ve only read two of her novels,  729 more words

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