Zadie Smith, author of On Beauty (2005)
I remember one of my professors telling us in a University lecture that it’s impossible to ever identify the prevailing literary movement of one’s own era. 873 more words
“The most amazing thing about the Shakira phenomenon is the craze that has gripped masses of children.” The late Gabriel García Márquez wrote that in… 303 more words
Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Adichie talk books, writing, and race throughout the world.
I probably shouldn’t be doing this, because (1) I’m way behind on my dissertation deadlines for the week, and (2) I haven’t had time for the lateral reading I like to do before criticizing someone else’s work (particularly a someone whom I hold in high regard), but I CAN’T STOP thinking about the disappointing turn Zadie Smith’s otherwise… 694 more words
“The Minister of the Interior stood in the middle of the room, assessing three suits laid over a chair.”
“Moonlit Landscape With Bridge” by Zadie Smith, published in The New Yorker