Most widely held works about Zadie Smith
Most widely held works by Zadie Smith
White teeth : a novel by Zadie Smith ( Book )
99 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 3,219 libraries worldwide
Set in post-war London, this novel of the racial, political, and social upheaval of the last half-century follows two families--the Joneses and the Iqbals, both outsiders from within the former British empire--as they make their way in modern England.
On beauty : a novel by Zadie Smith ( Book )
95 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 16 languages and held by 3,102 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths: Levi quests after authentic blackness, Zora believes that intellectuals can redeem everybody, and Jerome struggles to be a believer in a family of strict atheists. Faced with the oppressive enthusiasms of his children, Howard feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale. Or the encore. Then Jerome, Howard's older son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together in a beautiful corner of America, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars that they barely register. An infidelity, a death, and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that sees all parties forced to examine the unarticulated assumptions which underpin their lives. How do you choose the work on which to spend your life? Why do you love the people you love? Do you really believe what you claim to? And what is the beautiful thing, and how far will you go to get it? Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith's third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people's deceptions. It is also, as you might expect, very funny indeed.
The autograph man : a novel by Zadie Smith ( Book )
67 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 1,949 libraries worldwide
Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. A small blip in a huge worldwide network of desire, his business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them, all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the reinstatement of some kind of all-powerful, benevolent God-type figure, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of forties movie actress Kitty Alexander. With fries.
Changing my mind : occasional essays by Zadie Smith ( Book )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
Split into five sections-"Reading," "Being," "Seeing," "Feeling" and "Remembering"--Changing My Mind invites readers to witness the world from Zadie Smith's unique vantage. Smith casts her acute eye over material both personal and cultural, with wonderfully engaging essays-some published here for the first time-on diverse topics including literature, movies, going to the Oscars, British comedy, family, feminism, Obama, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Magnani. In her investigations Smith also reveals much of herself. Her literary criticism shares the wealth of her experiences as a reader and exposes the tremendous influence diverse writers-E.M. Forster, Zora Neale Hurston, George Eliot, and others-have had on her writing life and her self-understanding. Smith also speaks directly to writers as a craftsman, offering precious practical lessons on process. Here and throughout, readers will learn of the wide-ranging experiences-in novels, travel, philosophy, politics, and beyond-that have nourished Smith's rich life of the mind. Her probing analysis offers tremendous food for thought, encouraging readers to attend to the slippery questions of identity, art, love, and vocation that so often go neglected. Changing My Mind announces Zadie Smith as one of our most important contemporary essayists, a writer with the rare ability to turn the world on its side with both fact and fiction. Changing My Mind is a gift to readers, writers, and all who want to look at life more expansively.
The book of other people ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character. The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight "realism"--If such a thing exists-is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples. The writers featured in The Book of Other People include: Aleksandar Hemon; Nick Hornby; Hari Kunzru; Toby Litt; David Mitchell; George Saunders; Colm Toibin; Chris Ware, and more.
Best European fiction 2010 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Historically, English-language readers have been great fans of European literature, and names like Franz Kafka, Gustave Flaubert, and Thomas Mann are so familiar we hardly think of them as foreign at all. What those writers brought to English-language literature was a wide variety of new ideas, styles, and ways of seeing the world. Yet times have changed, and how much do we even know about the richly diverse literature being written in Europe today? Best European Fiction 2010 is the inaugural installment of an annual anthology of stories from across Europe edited by Bosnian novelist and MacArthur "Genius-Award" winner Aleksandar Hemon with dozens of editorial, media, and programming partners in the U.S., U.K., and Europe.
Zadie Smith introduces The burned children of America ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Polish and English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
An anthology of stories by nineteen of the best young writers in the United States today, including translations of I can speak! by George Saunders, There should be a name for it by Matthew Klam, Flush by Judy Budnitz, Comprehension test by Myla Goldberg, Timeshare by Jeffrey Eugenides, Incarnations of burned children by David Foster Wallace, Faith or tips for the successful young lady by Amanda Davis, Letters from Steven, a dog, to captains of industry by Dave Eggers, Dentaphilia by Julia Slavin, A real doll by A.M. Homes, Sleep by Shelley Jackson, The first men by Stacey Richter, The leading man by Aimee Bender, Invisible malls by Ken Kalfus, The snow frog by Arthur Bradford, Access fantasy by Jonathan Lethem, The wrong arm by Sam Lipsyte, Circulation by Rick Moody, and A primer for the punctuation of heart disease by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Our world of water by Beatrice Hollyer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Where angels fear to tread by E. M Forster ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
The best American nonrequired reading 2003 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
A collection including new fiction, essays, satire, journalism,among others. Intended for a mature audience. Contains some adult themes.
Piece of flesh ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Martha and Hanwell by Zadie Smith ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Von der Schönheit : Roman by Zadie Smith ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and held by 32 libraries worldwide
L'homme à l'autographe : roman by Zadie Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Roman de société. Roman d'humour.
Witte tanden by Zadie Smith ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Het leven van een Bengaalse migrantenfamilie in Londen verloopt niet volgens de verwachtingen..
El cazador de autógrafos by Zadie Smith ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Sourires de loup by Zadie Smith ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Cricklewood Broadway, 1er janvier 1975, 6 h 27. Alfred Archibald Jones, tout de velours côtelé vêtu, est assis dans un break Cavalier Musketeer rempli de vapeurs d'essence, espérant que la sentence divine ne soit pas trop sévère. C'est un suicide mûrement réfléchi, une résolution du Nouvel An ; il a avec lui ses deux erreurs : ses médailles militaires et son contrat de mariage. Premier roman.
Over schoonheid by Zadie Smith ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Een multiraciaal gezin zoekt in een multiculturele universiteitsstad in Amerika op soms hilarische wijze naar ouderwetse waarden en normen in de moderne samenleving.
De handtekeningenman by Zadie Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Een Chinees-Engelse handelaar in handtekeningen van beroemde mensen is op zoek naar die van zijn favoriete filmactrice uit de jaren veertig.
Das Buch der anderen ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Assimilation (Sociology) Audiobooks Audiobooks Autographs Autographs--Collectors and collecting Characters and characteristics College teachers Commonwealth countries Commonwealth literature (English) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Domestic fiction Domestic fiction England England--London English English essays English literature English literature--Black authors English literature--Women authors Ethnic relations Fate and fatalism Fathers and sons Fiction Fiction--Technique Genetic engineering Great Britain Identity (Philosophical concept) Immigrants Intergenerational relations Interracial marriage Jamaicans Jews Large type books Literature Male friendship Massachusetts Motion picture actors and actresses Multiculturalism Muslim families Picaresque literature Postcolonialism Race Race relations Racially mixed children Short stories, American Short stories, English Short stories, European Smith, Zadie Social history United States
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