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Intimations : six essays

Author: Zadie Smith
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of reflective essays by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time Written during the early months of lockdown, Intimations explores ideas and questions prompted by an unprecedented situation. What does it mean to submit to a new reality--or to resist it' How do we compare relative sufferings' What is the relationship between time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Zadie.
Intimations.
[New York] : Penguin Books, [2020]
(DLC) 2020027444
(OCoLC)1159774028
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zadie Smith
ISBN: 9780593297629 0593297628 9780241492390 0241492394
OCLC Number: 1162383247
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 97 pages)
Contents: Peonies --
The American exception --
Something to do --
Suffering like Mel Gibson --
Screengrabs (after Berger, before the virus) --
Intimations.
Responsibility: Zadie Smith.
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Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of reflective essays by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time Written during the early months of lockdown, Intimations explores ideas and questions prompted by an unprecedented situation. What does it mean to submit to a new reality--or to resist it' How do we compare relative sufferings' What is the relationship between time and work' In our isolation, what do other people mean to us' How do we think about them' What is the ratio of contempt to compassion in a crisis' When an unfamiliar world arrives, what does it reveal about the world that came before it' Suffused with a profound intimacy and tenderness in response to these extraordinary times, Intimations is a slim, suggestive volume with a wide scope, in which Zadie Smith clears a generous space for thought, open enough for each reader to reflect on what has happened--and what should come next. The author will donate her royalties from the sale of Intimations to charity.

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Smith has the gift that she attributed to Nabokov, years ago, of making any reader of her work feel they are engaged in a creative act, discoveringthe felicities of her writing. * i * As well as Read more...

 
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