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The Age of Reinvention

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


A Reading

I finally read Zadie Smith’s On Beauty. It took what felt like an eternity to read; it’s been on my to-read list for a few years, it sat around un-read for a few months after I bought it, and it was a slow start before my interest and reading pace picked up. 151 more words

Gabriel García Márquez on Shakira and 5 Other Authors' Fascinating Rock Star Profiles

“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


Back to School (finally)

I feel a bit excessive writing two posts in as many days, but today was too good not to write about!



                Just got back from my first day of English classes—I’m SO excited about them! 759 more words

Blame Derrida

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

In The News

Short Story Sunday: "Moonlit Landscape With Bridge"

“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

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