Tag Archives: Zadie Smith

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Literary Luminaries: Beards, Vaginas and the Avant-Garde Novelist – Part II

In Part II of her two-part essay, Sam Mills ponders why female avant-garde novelists are not as celebrated as their male counterparts. Continue reading

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A Polaroid of a young Damian with his sister.

The Boy Who Loved Books

“Seemingly trivial but secretly significant moments sustained me through a dark decade growing up under Margaret Thatcher,” writes Damian Barr, “in a coal-mining village near Glasgow that was destroyed by her policies, in a family that was torn apart.” Continue reading

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The End of the End of Everything: Fiction’s Fretful Futures, Part IV

In Part IV, of his 4-part series, Sam Byers looks at why the novel is dying and just why and how technology might save it. Continue reading

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Franzen looking pious. Yes, writers are not important enough to the "Culture."

The End of the End of Everything: Fiction’s Fretful Futures, Part I

In this 4-part series, Sam Byers looks at why the novel is dying and just why and how technology might save it. Continue reading

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Zadie Smith on one or two of two paths...

The Pigeon on the Path of the Novel’s Two Paths and Zadie Smith’s “NW”

In which Jennifer Kabat takes on Zadie Smith’s Two Paths for the Novel and NW and engages in the fight between realism and the avant-garde. Continue reading

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Raw Book Reviews by the Restlessly Deceased: T.S. Eliot on Zadie Smith

During each installment of this regular and beloved feature, a new book is reviewed from beyond the grave by a restless author of yore. This week, T.S. Eliot sinks his teeth into NW. Continue reading

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